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Mahama promises to include private schools in Free SHS policy.

Former President John Dramani Mahama has assured that private senior high schools will be included in the Free SHS policy of the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.

He believes government stands to gain from a collaboration with private senior high schools, as part of the implementation of the policy.

In the wake of the Free SHS in 2017, many private secondary schools had little or no admission due to the drastic shift in taste from Private SHSs to the public ones.

The Free SHS policy compelled many parents who would have opted for better quality tuition and services in private schools to gain admission for their wards in public schools to relieve them of any financial liability.

Considering the current state of the Free SHS policy, Mr. Mahama believes a well collaborated effort will make owners of these schools stay in business and employ many Ghanaians to reduce the unemployment rate in the country.

He also recounted how such move will help the government who is struggling to provide infrastructure to end the double track system do so easily by using the facilities of the existing private schools to ease the burden on students.

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