The National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) mistress, Professor Elsie Effah Kaufmann, has praised the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
In an interview with the media in Accra, she said the policy has helped to address the issues of access to education at the senior high school level but noted that it has not addressed another problem which is access to quality education.
“FSHS is a very good thing because it addresses one of our issues, access to education……We are doing very well. The Free SHS has done an amazing job on that,” Prof. Kaufmann said.
No financial barriers
The Founding Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ghana, further indicated that thanks to the Free SHS, young people who would have been working as house help because of financial constraints are now able to go to school.
Free SHS is an initiative of President Akufo-Addo’s government in fulfillment of a campaign promise in the run-up to the 2016 General Election.
Started in 2017, the initiative has since given millions of Ghanaians the opportunity to enjoy Free Senior High School education.