Alfred Thompson – Free SHS program will be reviewed and improved for enhanced quality

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Alfred Thompson

Alfred Thompson, a member of the government communications team and a former deputy managing director of the National Investment Bank (NIB), has guaranteed that the NPP administration will evaluate and improve the Free Senior High School programme.

According to him, the policy will result in higher-quality education.

He stated, “The free SHS will be reviewed and improved upon, and the quality is going to be stronger and higher,” during a discussion on President Akufo-Addo’s State of the Nation address on Saturday, March 2, on TV3’s Key Points programme. The speech was given on Tuesday, February 27.

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After taking office as president of Ghana in 2017, President Akufo-Addo inaugurated the Free SHS. When he was opposed, he made the commitment.

During the 2024 SONA, President Akufo-Addo stated that although the policy has been well implemented, it is still a transformative project that has found talents who could have dropped out of school at the BECE level.

“Mr. Speaker, Free SHS is a transformative programme that has broken myths and liberated minds. Its detractors may have labeled it as nothing more than a political slogan that needs to be demonized,” he remarked. I’m honored that the NPP government, led by myself, was able to implement this revolutionary strategy in our educational system.

“Mr. Speaker, I think the Free SHS’s success has answered its detractors, so the debates about it should end and we should just focus on how to make it better,” he said.

In addition to putting the policy into effect, the president expressed gratitude for the release of the 2023 WASSCE results, which allayed public concerns that Free SHS would result in worse school quality.

With more people enrolling in senior high school, he said, “I know we will get more engineers, doctors, architects, scientists, writers, and poets who will go on to further their education.

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