President Akufo-Addo said his administration is ready to accept inputs and expert knowledge from all quarters to make the programme successful.
The president was speaking at the launch of the Free SHS programme in Accra on Tuesday (September 12, 2017).
He said his administration is ready to accept inputs and expert knowledge from all quarters to make the programme successful.
“As is with all human endeavours, we will certainly face challenges in the implementation of this policy of Free SHS despite our best preparation and efforts. We may falter but by the grace of the almighty God, we shall not fall for we will be ready in all humility to accept inputs and criticisms aimed at improving the policy.”
“The policy is not about the NPP or the NDC. The beneficiaries will not only be NPP members or sympathisers. They will be Ghanaians from all walks of life and from all political persuasions. This is about Ghana and how best to build a progressive and prosperous nation for this and future generations. Its constitutionality is not in doubt. All Ghanaians should support the policy to ensure its success,” he added.
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The Free SHS programme started on Monday (September 11, 2017). It was started with first-year students who had been placed in various SHS across the country.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has questioned the sustainability of the policy.
However, President Akufo-Addo has said that they may face challenges he is certain the policy will succeed and last for a long time.