promised Ghanaians free education and any discrimination should not be tolerated.
Parents whose wards are in the second and third year in Senior High school are being asked not to pay school fees.
The Volta Regional Chapter of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which is making this call said the government promised Ghanaians free education and any discrimination should not be tolerated.
“The NPP manifesto, chapter 9, page 107, says ‘they will redefine basic education to include SHS covering vocational, agricultural, and technical schools and make it available for free on a universal basis to all Ghanaians’ but what we are currently witnessing is not what was promised Ghanaians,” the NDC said in a statement.
The party believes that the “government must be held to their promise”, and hence are calling on parents to hit the streets if they are forced to pay fees for their children going to SHS 2 and 3.
The free Senior High School policy has meanwhile begun in all public senior high schools across the country today, September 11, 2017.
The government has since released 50 percent of the money for the programme to begin.
By free SHS, there will be no admission fees, no library fees, no science centre fees, no computer laboratory fees, no examination fees, and no utility fees. There will be free textbooks, free boarding and free meals and day students will get a meal at school for free.
A little over 400,000 students are expected to benefit from the policy.