Akuffo-Addo government has spent GHc2bn on Free SHS – Dr. Bawumia

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According to the Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Akufo-Addo led government has so far spent GH¢2bn on the implementation of the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) project.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia speaking at the National Council meeting of the ruling New Patriotic Party said the GH¢2bn cost of the Free SHS project is part of more than GH¢20bn the government has spent on key polices since it tenures in office in 2017.

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His Excellency Akufo-Addo speaking at the launch of the Free SHS policy in September 2017 said the government would invest revenues generated from oil into one of the most social interventions in the country’s history.

Akufo-Addo indicated that the Free SHS is to ensure that Ghana’s oil revenue is being proportionally shared among the citizenry and not ending up in the pockets of few people.

The central government in the first year of implementation released about GH¢400m to cover over 300,000 students who were admitted various in Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country.

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With the roll-out of the policy almost completed, the total enrolment in Senior High Schools currently stands at 1.2 million, the highest enrolment ever in Ghana’s history.

It is estimated that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo spends about GH¢2,312 on each SHS student per year.

 

The Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta presenting President Akufo-Addo’s 2020 budget to Parliament disclosed that the Free SHS policy has saved parents a sum of GH¢1.8bn

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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