The National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams has hit hard at critics of the government’s flagship program, the free Senior High School policy.
According to him, anyone who speaks against the policy is an "ugly evil-looking person".
“Whoever will openly say he or she doesn’t support this free SHS policy is a witch, I mean a witch with no class. The policy is a good one,” he said on Accra-based Neat FM.
The free Senior High School policy has meanwhile begun in all public senior high schools across the country today, September 11, 2017.
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The government has since released 50 percent of the money for the programme to begin.
By free SHS, there will be no admission fees, no library fees, no science centre fees, no computer laboratory fees, no examination fees, and no utility fees. There will be free textbooks, free boarding and free meals and day students will get a meal at school for free.
A little over 400,000 students are expected to benefit from the policy.
Meanwhile, Kofi Adams has urged the government to put in place measures to ensure that the policy serves its right purpose.
“There should be some quality attached to the free. The policy should benefit all including continuing students. It shouldn’t be free only for freshers but to all. If possible needy but brilliant students should have some privileges as well,” he said.