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UDS Pro-VC cast doubts over the sustainability of Free senior High School Policy

Pro Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Students (UDS), Prof. Seidu Alhassan has questioned equity and the quality of education being provided under the free senior high school policy.

He said it was erroneous to assume that the free senior high school policy was a panacea to the educational problems facing the nation, saying without addressing quality which lays a solid foundation for education.

He stated that limited funding could derail sustainability of the policy, hence urged government to explore alternative ways of funding the free SHS. Among others Prof. Seidu said Government should discriminate with the policy, thus allowing rich parents pay for their wards school fees.

Delivering the keynote address at the 25th annual conference of the Conference of Directors of Education in Tamale, Prof. Seidu Alhassan mentioned corruption in the educational sector as a threat to the sustainability of the free senior high school policy.

Prof Seidu Alhassan also indicated that, indiscipline and immoral behaviors among students, where students resort to vandalism and incidents of gang rape were setbacks to achieving free quality pre-tertiary education in Ghana.
He lamented that, the basic requirements for establishing basic schools in Ghana, which requires for the provision of six unit classroom block, recreational center and other facilities are mostly unmet.

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