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Free Education Otumfuo expresses delight over free SHS

Otumfuo said the free SHS policy will bridge the gap wealth and poverty in Africa.

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Asantehene, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, has praised the implementation of the free Senior High School (SHS) policy.

He said the education policy will bridge the gap wealth and poverty in Africa.

He said education is the only thing "that draws fine line between wealth, development and progress on one side and poverty and retrogression on the other hand."

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Addressing Ghana's 61st Independence Anniversary celebration hosted by the Ghana High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II said he was delighted when President of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo rolled out the Free Senior High School policy to give opportunity to every single Ghanaian to have access to high school education.

"It was therefore a source of joy for me when His Excellency the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced September last that secondary or high school education would henceforth be completely free," he said.

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Otumfuo Osei Tutu II said the programme was in  line with the Education Endowment Fund to support students within Asanteman, who are brilliant but needy in both junior and senior secondary schools.

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