Free SHS Policy, My Critics Will Say “Nana, Come For Your Stone”- Prez Akufo-Addo

“Those who said i could not do it, for propaganda purposes, i hope in September, when the free SHS programme begins, they will have the generosity of heart  to say “Nana, come for your stone”.These are the words of the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo to his critics as government prepares to roll out its flagship free SHS programme in September, 2017 thus, confirming his confidence in the doability of the programme which took a centre stage in the run up to the 2016 general elections.Though there have been some skepticism over the implementation of the programme from a section of the public in relation to source of funding and scope of the policy, government has adamantly revealed that the programme will still go ahead as envisaged.Under the free SHS policy, beneficiaries will not pay admission fees, library fees, science centre fees, no computer lab fees, no examination fees and no utility fees, according to the government.
All fees approved by the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council for first year students other than Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) dues, would be absorbed by the government through settlement of the ‘onetime fee’ for all first years – whether day or boarding.The onetime fee for first-year students for the 2017/2018 academic year as approved by GES for public SHS costs GH¢435.00 and GH¢438.00 for day and boarding students respectively.Also, the GES approved recurrent fee of GH¢101.47 and GH¢105.47 for both day and boarding students will be absorbed by the government.The GES Council has also approved a three-meal feeding fee for boarders at GH¢4.80 a day and one hot meal for all day students at GH¢1.60, and subsidies for all continuing students.The free SHS policy will also cover Agricultural, Vocational and Technical Institutions at the Secondary School level.Call our Editor on 0209391902 or click here and inform us via Whatsapp.You could equally email your stories or articles to and we’ll surely put them online

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