Akufo-Addo Administration Complete 27 Community Day SHS

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The President Akufo-Addo led administration has said they have completed 27 Community Senior High Schools which was started by the previous administration.

A Deputy Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adu Twum, speaking on the floor of parliament said the government is committed to completing the rest of the projects through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).

President Mahama in 2012 promised to construct 200 Community Senior High Schools to improve access to education by 2016 but Only 46 out of 200 planned Community Day Senior High Schools initiated by NDC was completed as of December 2016.

Former President John Dramani Mahama has said, he will complete all the 200 community day school his administration started before exiting power if he is re-elected in 2020 general elections.

Speaking at the launch of the 27th Annual Residential Delegates Congress of Ghana Union of Technical Students (GNUTS) in Kumasi, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who is leading the NDC to the 2020 elections said, the unplanned Free SHS education policy initiated by the NPP is not serving its intended purpose following challenges confronting the program.

The NDC’s flagbearer believes the move will bring Senior high school education to the doorstep of people particularly the Zongo communities among others.

Education Minister says Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) graduates are refusing to select Community Day Senior High Schools put up by the John Mahama administration.

According to Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, chief among the reasons is the location of some of the Community Day Senior High Schools.

Some of them are located about 10 kilometres away from the closest town, which meant the children would have to cover that distance to and from school daily.

He revealed that eight of those schools included in the list of schools that have declared vacancies for admission of fresh students in 2018, were rejected by the students.

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