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Free SHS not under review – GES boss

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has denied reports attributed to him that the Free SHS policy is under review.

According to the GES is a government agency and does not formulate or initiate review of policies.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the GES is not undertaking any review of the FSHS. Any such review of the FSHS Policy is the sole prerogative of the President and the government. As an Agency, the GES implements government policies and programmes in pre-tertiary education.

“His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo in his recent speech at UHAS, assured all students, potential students, parents and the entire country that the Free SHS will not be affected by the IMF programme.”

He stressed: “It is the commitment of GES under my leadership to ensure that the vision of His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo of providing accessible, equitable and quality Free SHS education is fully implemented to the benefit of the good people of Ghana”.

Calls for review of the program has surge after government approached the IMF for a bailout. Critics say the Free SHS is policy too expensive and unsustainable.

Government however says the program will be protected even under an IMF bailout.

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