The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has backed government’s plan to gradually implement its free Senior High School (SHS) policy as outlined in its 2017 budget.
According to the union, the decision is hinged on the unavailability of resources and views the decision as prudent.
Government will this year, make SHS education free for first year students with a GHc400 million budget and will make it free for the other levels in the subsequent years.
“The issue is that the one who is in charge of the national budget has to determine if the state has enough resources to roll all students en bloc. If our resources are unable to meet that and they believe that they can start with the first year and roll them gradually until the next three years where the whole scheme will cover all students, we don’t have a problem with it. Because it is the resources available that is important,” he added.