Professor Kwame Badu Antwi-Boasiako an educationist says the Nana Akufo-Addo led government did not think deeply before introducing the Free Senior High School policy.
Speaking at the 63rd Anniversary, Speech and Prize Giving Day Celebration at the Agona Swedru Secondary School on the Theme: “SUSTENANCE OF QUALITY EDUCATION AMIDST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:THE ROLE OF STAKEHOLDERS” he said, the Free Senior High School policy should not have been introduced now as it is very expensive to sustain the policy.
He observed that, Senior High Schools in the Country today are encountering numerous challenges as a result of Free Senior High School policy, citing the lack of enough Classrooms, dormitories to accommodate the students which has made the students suffer.
He said, Teachers are really suffering at the various Senior High Schools due to overload of work.
Prof. Kwame Badu Antwi-Boasiako questioned the quality of education being offered under the Free Senior High School policy.
He appealed to the Government to provide more accommodations, enough Classrooms, Teachers accommodations, supply internat to all the Senior High Schools in the Country to enhance the Free Senior High School policy.
The Headmistress of Agona Swedru Senior High School Mrs. Golder Esi Andam also appealed to the Government, Stakeholders, Old Students of the School to support it to get teachers accommodations.
She said, teachers in the School struggle before getting place to sleep.
Mrs Andam noted that the school’s land is being encroached by the Community Members hence appealed to the old students to support the school to build a fence wall.
She also appealed to the District Chief Executive for Agona East District Assembly to facilitate the completion of the school’s CHPS compounds which is being built by the assembly.