President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo believes that the performance of Senior High School students nationwide in the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) is enough proof that his government is upholding quality in the implementation of the Free Senior High School (FSHS) programme.

According to him, the performance of the 2021 batch of students, who were the pioneers of the double-track system, “which elicited much vilification and unfounded criticism of its introduction” was also one of the best in the country’s recent history.

He stated that “there can no longer be any controversy about the validity of the FSHS.”

He also went further to compare the performance of those who benefited from the Free SHS Policy to those who did not benefit from Free SHS — in doing this comparison, President Akufo-Addo concludes that the beneficiaries of the FSHS policy are doing far better.

While addressing the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of the Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO) in Tamale, on Saturday, December 11, President Akufo-Addo stated that his Free SHS Policy is working.

“Let us forgo partisan parochial considerations, and agree that FSHS has to be a part of our national educational architecture for at least a generation if not forever, for our nation will clearly be empowered,” he stated.

The President also announced that “in 2022, the government will expand the FSHS programme to cover all first-year students of Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutes.”



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