The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked students benefiting from the free Senior High School policy introduced by his government to put critics to shame by passing well their final exams.
According to President Nana Addo, the students should not take the opportunity for granted, but study hard to produce outstanding academic results.
The president made the call during an interaction with the teachers and students of the Ntrubuman Senior High School in Breweneasi in the Nkwanta South District as part of his two-day working visit to the Oti Region.
“You have a big responsibility, to make sure that this free senior high school concept comes to stay and all Ghanaians buy into it. Those of you who will go next year to take the exams will be the first of the free senior high school generation to take the exams.
”My prayer is that the result of the exams will show that Ghanaians are right to embrace the free senior high school concept. You are the pioneers, don’t let the school down and shame all those people who didn’t want you to have the free senior high school,” he said.
According to him, a sterling performance by the first batch of the program will vindicate him and prove that Free SHS is truly a policy that is geared towards enhancing the country’s human resource.