President Nana Akufo-Addo, claims his Government is confronting the inherent problems that have been connected with the implementation of the Totally free Senior Higher University Plan.
With some 1.2 million youngsters at this time enrolled in Senior Substantial Universities, President Akufo-Addo stated that ample provision has been created in the 2020 funds for the ongoing development of services
Talking at the 70th-anniversary celebration of Prempeh College in Kumasi, on Saturday, 30th November, 2019, the President indicated that Govt, this calendar year, commenced the development of 962 constructions, comprising lecture rooms, eating halls, assembly halls, sanitary amenities, and dormitories, in senior substantial schools across the state.
“We are also giving a overall of one particular thousand, a person hundred and ninety (1,190) motor vehicles, created up of a few hundred and fifty (350) buses and eight hundred and forty (840) pickups to universities in various locations in the state,” he included.
President Akufo-Addo confident the Ghanaian folks of his Government’s willpower to tackle head-on the issues that arise from the implementation of the policy.
Explaining the rationale for the implementation of the Totally free SHS coverage, the President said that he arrived into office environment at a time when, between 2013 and 2016, there was the unfortunate situation in Ghana the place, on the average, 100,000 youngsters, just about every calendar year, who passed the B.E.C.E., could not get up their places in Senior Substantial Faculties, mainly because they could not pay for the service fees, even though they had the qualifications.
“If this condition experienced persisted for a decade, a single million youngsters would have dropped out of school at the stage of Junior Higher Faculty, an unacceptable end result for any country in the 21st century,” he reported.
President Akufo-Addo continued, “It would have been also dangerous for Ghana’s steadiness, as we would have been building a future of hopelessness for our youth. This sort of a scenario was intolerable, and my get together and I ended up established to end it. That is why the Free Senior Large University coverage was released.”
The President famous that the nations that have manufactured speedy progress all-around the planet set training at the heart of their improvement.
He recounted how, in the late 19th century, the United States of The usa started to transition to publicly funded superior college education, describing it as a challenging prospect at the time.
The experiment for having to pay for the education of so lots of small children, for this kind of an prolonged period of time out of constrained community sources, transferring a opportunity workforce absent from instant productivity for investment in education, compensated off.
“America established herself up for 20th-century achievements, building a labour force match for speedy financial progress, which has encouraged the emergence of the most impressive economic system so far identified to human heritage,” President Akufo-Addo added.
His Government, he pressured, is established to comply with match, and this has resulted in some 1.2 million little ones presently enrolled in Senior Large Educational institutions in Ghana, the highest such enrolment in our history.
“This usually means that, above the previous a few many years, some 4 hundred thousand (400,000) more students, as when compared to 2016, have experienced the prospect gaining accessibility into our senior high colleges. We intend to make sure that no youngster is denied the opportunity of senior substantial school education and learning by reason of poverty,” the President added.