Wassa East enrols 274 students under Free SHS

Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNA

Daboase (W/R), Sept. 26, GNA – A total of 274
first year students have been admitted into the Free Senior High School
programme at the Daboase Senior High and Technical School in the Wassa East
District of the Western Region.

The new entrants comprise 174 boys and 100
girls pursuing various courses in Arts, Science and Technical programmes.

Mr Anthony Insaidoo, the Headmaster of the
School, made this known when the District Chief Executive for Wassa East, Mr
Wilson Arthur, the District Coordinating Director, Mr Ernest Frank Oduro, and
the Director of Education, Ms Ernestina Christiana Winful, among other
officials paid a visit to the School to monitor the second batch of the
implementation of the Free SHS programme in the District.

Addressing the students after an orientation
programme organised by the School, Mr Arthur commended the authorities for
ensuring a hitch-free policy implementation.

He said the Government was fully aware of the
challenges confronting the implementation but would not allow that to curtail
the future of any child in Ghana and that the challenges would be addressed.

The DCE admonished beneficiaries to take
advantage of the Policy and study hard to justify the resources being used for
their education.

Mr Arthur said the Government initiated the
Double Track System to cater for the increasing number of students in the
country adding that the System was acknowledged internationally as a means of
ensuring equitable access to high schools and tertiary institutions.

Ms Winful, on her part, said the Free SHS
programme was the boldest policy initiatives the nation had ever seen.

She said the Policy had the potential of
providing a strong cornerstone for development and urged all to lend their
unflinching support and commitment to ensure its success.


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