GES reviewing Free SHS policy to determine how much parents should pay – Opoku Amankwah

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The Free Senior High School policy is now being reviewed, according to Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

According to him, the evaluation will assess how much parents should be required to pay and how the government may reduce this burden.

He said “…we can do the analysis and then come up and say that, ok, to give Raymond quality education, it will cost this much. Within that cost, these are the items in the cost.”

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“Then we will all put it out there and say this item, we can make do of it, and it will not affect quality, this item, I think we can get parents to pay,” Opoku Amankwah told Accra-based Joy FM.

A deputy minister of finance earlier refuted accusations that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) terms that will be outlined in response to the government’s intention to seek a bailout will have an impact on the Free Senior High School policy.

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The government’s key initiatives, including Agenda 111 and the free SHS, won’t be eliminated, according to Abena Osei-Asare.

“We want to reassure the public that we have worked at the IMF before and that, despite our previous presence, we nonetheless secured development… and it won’t be any different this time.

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