Former President John Mahama has weighing into the debate over the implementation of the free SHS policy by urging the government to hold a national consultation between stakeholders.
The former president believs such debate would forge a consensus on a sustainable framework for Free Senior High School (SHS) programme.
Government has announced a double intake system for new entrants. It further explained that the double-intake system is meant to cater for a 31% increase in the population of new students entering senior high school that is 472,000 new entrants, which still leaves a deficit of some 183,000.
However, in a tweet; former president Mahama who had vividly campaigned in the direct opposite of free SHS, but wanted it progressively executed during the 2016 elections said: “Introducing the shift system does not help to continue to implement this all-important free SHS programme on an ad hoc basis.”
Former President Mahama’s tweet adds that: “It’s not too late to hold a comprehensive national consultation to forge a consensus on a sustainable framework for its implementation.”