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Government Told To Have A Cut Off Point For Free SHS Programme

Free SHS Programme

The Executive Secretary of the Alliance of Social Equity and Public Accountability(ASEPA)Mensah Thompson has called on government through the ministry of education to have a cut off in admission into the secondary schools under the free SHS programme.

According to Mensah Thompson some of large scale promotions of students from the basic school to the secondary school must be restricted and tailored for students who are poor and needy but brilliant.

“There is no scholarship programme that is free for all and doesn’t have a cut off point or not based on performance”.

He stressed that students must be able to justify the money that the government or the state is spending on them to the academic performance.

“So we want government to place a quota on free education, at least aggregate 30 once you don’t get grade you cannot enjoy free SHS and students must be told this right from the beginning when they enter JHS”he quizzed.

On the issues of conjection on the various campuses, the Executive director said government needs to liaise with the private Secondary schools owners and see how they can absorb the conjections.

According to him, government should give the private schools 30% of students who graduate every year to the private schools so that their business will survive because they create employment.

He is of the view that ,government sitting down with private school owners will solve the double track system we find ourselves in as a country.

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