Free SHS Policy Is Causing More Harm To Education System In Ghana – Media Personality, Bridget Otoo

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Media personality Bridget Otoo has said that the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy implemented by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is causing more harm to the education system across the country.

She said the free SHS policy has not yielded the expected results in terms of the quality of education in the country, adding that the kind of students who are churned out by the various SHS under the free policy are not well equipped academically because of the poor implementation.

In an X post formerly Twitter, the media personality said “Free SHS is producing more illiterates. Sadly.”

Her reaction comes after parents of first-year SHS students are facing intense pressure to acquire all the items listed in the prospectus for their children to report to school.

Earlier, the former deputy general secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Otokunor, said the Free SHS policy is causing teenage pregnancies.

According to him, the free SHS programme has increased teenage pregnancies, adding that the NPP government is destroying the education system due to the government’s double track introduced in the SHS.