Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo has said the timing for the implementation of the free Senior High School programme by the Akufo-Addo administration was right.
According to him, Ghanaian children needed to be educated in order to exhibit responsibilities in the society, hence there was no need to wait till after twenty years before the free SHS is initiated.
Speaking during the 70th anniversary celebrations of the T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School, Kumasi, over the weekend, Mr Osafo-Marfo said: “The government of President Nana Akufo-Addo embraced the storm in implementing the free SHS.
“There are still powerful politicians who think we should have waited for twenty years. We don’t need that time of wasting, we must use our resources to support and educate our people.
“Government is of the view that if a big percentage of our resources will be used for education, so be it.”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, promised the people of Ghana a free SHS when he was the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the 2016 elections.
Accordingly, when the NPP won the polls, Mr Akufo-Addo in 2017 launched the programme at the West African Senior High School (WASS) in Adentan, in the Greater Accra region.