Educator and Founder of Ashesi University, Patrick Awuah Jnr has advised the government to put in place some measures that can safeguard the free Senior High School policy should its funding become problematic.
According to him, giving free education to the highest level possible is a good thing but the focus should be on families who need the support.
He made this assertion in an interview on the Y Leaderboard Series with Rev Erskine on the ‘Myd Morning Show’.
The educator noted that the free SHS policy should be targeted at underprivileged families in the country whilst the families without the need for government’s support pay fees of their wards in the Senior High Schools.
He mentioned that if that is done, the government can have some money to rely on when the prices of crude oil drops. “The gov’t depends on funds from the sale of the country’s crude to support the free SHS policy. What happens if the prices of oil drops?” He queried.
“If those who can afford the school fees of their kids pay them, the government can have funds to sustain the policy should any misfortune occur with funding,” he pointed out.
On his authority, with this idea put in place, the government will not be overstretched and will also be able to divert some funds to other developmental projects in the country.
By: Joel Sanco