The Senior Minister, Hon. Yaw Osafo Marfo has charged free SHS beneficiaries to make the policy useful by learning hard to secure a better future as first batch students of the programme.
“among the key things Nana Addo promised to do for this country when voted president was to introduce free SHS education and he has done it. You are the first beneficiaries of Nana Addo’s promise, so you must count yourselves lucky and if you are lucky then make good use of it.” he stated.
The senior Minister said this during a visit to the Kwame Nkrumah University of science and Technology (KNUST) Senior High School as part of his second day tour of free SHS monitoring in the Ashanti Region.
According to the former Minister for Youth and sports, the key for development is education that is why the president has introduced the free SHS to pave way for all Ghanaian children to become useful citizens in their districts, regions and the country at large.
“Politics is full of promises, and when you promise you redeem it, Nana Addo has redeemed his most important promise, I will be sad if you would let this opportunity and slip away,” he said.
Former Member of Parliament for Akim Oda constituency was accompanied by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti regional director of the Ghana Education Services, Mad. Mary Owusu Achaw.
Hon. Yaw Osafo Marfo added that there is no education without Teachers and for that matter the NPP has deemed it necessary to ensure that teachers in the country are well motivated.
”That is why we promised to restore teacher trainee and nursing trainee allowances in our manifesto,” he added.
Among the Secondary Schools they visited was KNUST Senior High School, Juaben Senior High School, Ejusuman Senior High School, Jachie Pramso Senior High School and Wesley High School Bekwai.
The challenges the schools complained to the Senior Minister during the visit was inadequate Teaching Staff and inadequate dormitory due to over population of students among others.
Source: otecfmghana.com/Kwaku Anane Jr.