‘With Free SHS implementation, I dare say our government has performed better than Nkrumah’s’ – Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Minister of Education Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has reiterated his earlier statement that by implementing the free senior high school (SHS) policy, the Akufo-Addo-led regime has outperformed previous governments including that of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

Prior to the implementation of the free second cycle education, a section of the Ghanaian people expressed skepticism with some describing it as undoable.

The skepticism, however, didn’t stop the administration from rolling out the policy, in its first year after taking office.

Speaking at a ceremony to officially hand over 100 buses to senior high schools in the northern sector of the country Thursday morning, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh said, he’s convinced the Akufo-Addo government has performed better than any other administration in the history of the country in the educational sector.

Speaking at the same event, vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said, the busses are to manage administrative challenges heads of various Senior High Schools are grappling with

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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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