GES is not reviewing Free SHS policy – Director-General

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has explained that government is not reviewing the Free Senior High School Policy.

According to him, any decision to review the policy will emanate from the President.

In a statement dated July 22, 2022, he stated that, “The GES is a government agency and does not formulate or initiate review of policies.”

On Thursday, July 21, Prof. Opoku-Amankwa in an answer to a question posed by Raymond Acquah on JoyNews‘ Upfront said the GES is reviewing the policy to determine how much parents can pay

However in the statement issued today, the Director-General said, “For the avoidance of doubt, the GES is not undertaking any review of the FSHS. Any such review of the FSHS Policy is the sole prerogative of the President and the government. As an Agency, the GES implements government policies and programmes in pre-tertiary education.”

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa stressed that “His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo in his recent speech at UHAS, assured all students, potential students, parents and the entire country that the Free SHS will not be affected by the IMF programme.”

He therefore expressed the resolve of the GES to implement the vision of President Akufo-Addo. “It is the commitment of GES under my leadership to ensure that the vision of His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo of providing accessible, equitable and quality Free SHS education is fully implemented to the benefit of the good people of Ghana,” he stated.

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has explained that government is not reviewing the Free Senior High School Policy.

According to him, any decision to review the policy will emanate from the President.

In a statement dated July 22, 2022, he stated that, “The GES is a government agency and does not formulate or initiate review of policies.”

On Thursday, July 21, Prof. Opoku-Amankwa in an answer to a question posed by Raymond Acquah on JoyNews‘ Upfront said the GES is reviewing the policy to determine how much parents can pay

However in the statement issued today, the Director-General said, “For the avoidance of doubt, the GES is not undertaking any review of the FSHS. Any such review of the FSHS Policy is the sole prerogative of the President and the government. As an Agency, the GES implements government policies and programmes in pre-tertiary education.”

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa stressed that “His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo in his recent speech at UHAS, assured all students, potential students, parents and the entire country that the Free SHS will not be affected by the IMF programme.”

He therefore expressed the resolve of the GES to implement the vision of President Akufo-Addo. “It is the commitment of GES under my leadership to ensure that the vision of His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo of providing accessible, equitable and quality Free SHS education is fully implemented to the benefit of the good people of Ghana,” he stated.

Asare Solomon Aristocrat
Asare Solomon Aristocrat

I’m Solomon, the CEO of Voix Of Ghana Media ( VOG MEDIA, and Aristocrat Charity Foundation ( ACF). Aside blogging, I am also a Forester, Philanthropist, a Publicist, and a Promoter.

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