President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has officially launched Government’s Free Senior High School Policy, making good his resolve to ensure accessible, equitable, quality and life-changing education for every Ghanaian child.
The President said to an ecstatic crowd at the West Africa Senior High School premises at Adenta, near Accra that though government could not guarantee riches for every citizen, with the political will and responsible leadership, it could create a society of opportunities and empowerment for every citizen adding that there was no better way to do so but through access to education.
Noting the pivotal role of education to the development and transformation of the nation, Presient Akuffo Addo said Ghana’s dependence on the production and export of raw materials could not create prosperity for the masses, but that this could be guaranteed only through getting the country’s education policies right.
President Akufo-Addo observed that countries that achieved economic success and progressed rapidly made education central to their development, saying; “Ghana, under my leadership, is determined to follow suit.”
He urged beneficiary students to study and work hard and avoid all negative tendencies to enable them to grow up to be responsible citizens and assets to the nation.