About half of SHS students will not benefit from Free SHS- Minority
Minority Leader,Haruna Idrrisu has indicated that “about half of Senior High School(SHS) students will not benefit” from the free SHS programme announced by government.
According to the Member of Parliament for Tamale South, the President’s Free SHS policy “was not properly though through”.
Addressing a press conference on the “true budget statement”, he indicated that; “ Paragraph 575 of the Budget Statement however paints a completely different picture and tells a tale of total deception.The paragraph in question states that only first year students in the 2017/2018 academic year,whose number is given as 457,692 at page 102 of the budget will benefit from the programme.
Even as this clearly amounts to a monumental deception, it completely vindicates the position of the NDC administration at the time that the most viable option towards the implementation of Free SHS is the gradualist approach under the Progressively Free SHS programme introduced in the 2015/2016 academic year. What the NPP has proposed in the budget is Progressively Free SHS under a different name.”
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