A fifty (55) year old man who is blind, Mr. Akwasi Boateng, has given a touching testimony on how the implementation of Free Senior High School (SHS) has saved his two daughters from being school dropouts.
The President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Danquah on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, launched the Free SHS policy, describing the program as the means to create a society of opportunities and empowerment for every citizen.
The Free SHS after its implementation by President Akuffo-Addo’s government has received massive endorsement from Ghanaians especially the less privileged in the society.
Mr. Akwasi Boateng who has been blind for over 25 years after he suffered from Glaucoma, speaking in an interview with Pure Fm’s Osei Kwadwo monitored by ghtimesonline.com by said, “If not for the implementation of the Free SHS policy by President Akuffo-Addo, my two daughters wouldn’t have been able to complete SHS”
According to Mr. Boateng, “due to my condition, it would have been difficult for me to pay admission and school fees for my 2 daughters .”.
“My first daughter completed SHS this year and her younger sister is in school. The senior benefited from Free SHS and the junior also benefiting from Free SHS”.
Mr. Akwasi Boateng added that “those criticizing Free SHS policies are just enemies of the progress of this country and vulnerable people in the society”.
“Sometimes I get shocked when I hear people condemning and criticizing Free SHS policy. If the policy is not helping them, some people have benefitted greatly, and it is helping thousands of less privileged in the society”.
He added, “those who have money and can pay school fees and admission should stop criticizing the policy and take their children to private schools”.