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Don’t Be A Saboteur Of Free S.H.S Policy – DCE Warns


The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Gomoa Central in the Central Region, Mr. Benjamin Otoo has made a clarion call on Ghanaians to rally behind the success of the Free Senior High School (FSHS) policy rather than predict doom for its collapse.

According to him, it is worrying to know that fruitless criticisms are still being made to run down a policy after 16 months of its implementation.

Lots of criticisms had arisen since government announced the implementation of the FSHS as well as the start of the double track system which commenced in September, last year.

Amongst those who have continually punched holes into the government’s perceived educational intervention, are members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)—including former President John Dramani Mahama.

But the Gomoa Central DCE says government is bent on bringing to fruition all the successes it can achieve with its flagship programme adding that, no amount of disturbances from the opposition members would stop it from its onward march.

For him, the FSHS policy which is intended to serve as a catalyst for the country’s development has been well received by parents and students.

“Government would not be disrupted by the unfounded criticisms, but would rather pursue it to ensure that students benefit tremendously,” Mr. Otoo said.

He continued: “Until the start of the Free SHS, there were challenges in our schools already, why is the NDC victimising students? Students whose only crime is that, they have chosen to go to school and their country has chosen to pay for it fully.”

The DCE therefore charged former president John Dramani Mahama and every other opposing group, to come on board with ideas that can help FSHS policy rather than run it down with their fruitless criticisms.

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