Free SHS Promise 123 out of 200 senior high schools on course

The Deputy Minister of Education was addressing parliament during a parliamentary debate on the 2016 budget.

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 In the last two and a half years, the Government has initiated the construction of 123 community senior high schools out of the promised 200. This is according to Alex Kyeremeh, Deputy Minister of Education during a parliamentary debate on the 2016 budget.  

The deputy minister also said government has also eliminated 1700 “schools under trees,”

He said Government would really make senior high school education progressively free, and that the 27 per cent allotment of the budget to the education sector was one of the best in the West Africa sub region.

Kyeremeh reiterated government’s determination to improve access, quality and equity to education and is adapting strategies to reduce teacher absenteeism, which is one area of concern to the Ministry.

However, in an earlier submission, Moses Anim, Member of Parliament (MP) for Trobu Amasaman on the side of the Minority New Patriotic Party (NPP), complained about the delay in the release of budgetary allocation to the educational sector, which is affecting the delivery of quality education.

He complained about the high number of untrained teachers, and the many national service personnel who are teaching without any expertise.

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