An unhappy parent whose ward has been enrolled under the Free SHS Policy has indicated that the implementation is making parents like himself spend more for poor education as students write exams once a year.
Speaking to Kojo Yankson on the Super Morning Show, the man said that his son is currently in year two but he has written exams only once instead of five or six if it were the previous system.
“Since my son entered free SHS, he’s written exams only once, and he is in form 2. He has not been assessed, he doesn’t get to be assessed. Kojo it’s very sad”, he said.
Explaining how he ends up spending more money, the narrator said that because his ward has been unable to get satisfactorily assessed in school, he has had to pay for private tuition.
This, according to him, costs about 350ghc monthly, which is more than what he could have paid as school fees if it were 500ghc per student for a term.
The unhappy parent also added that due to the poor implementation of the Free SHS Policy, there is no consistency as parents can be asked to come for their wards anytime due to lack of funds to cater for them.
“I would prefer to pay school fees for my children in order to have a better system,” he said.