Member of Parliament for Sunyani East, Kwasi Ameyaw Cheremeh, has said the introduction of the free SHS policy by government has given a huge respite to MPs in the country as they are no longer bombarded with requests from constituents in the payment of their wards’ school fees.
He stressed that the policy has lifted the weight off the shoulders of MPs across the political divide, as the paying of school fees for constituents had traditionally to become an extra duty for them.
The Majority Chief Whip added the policy has also impacted positively on the lives of Ghanaian youth who have become enlightened enough to disregard political propaganda. The MP was speaking at the commissioning of a six-unit classroom block for Twene Amanfo Senior High and Technical School in Sunyani.
He noted that the policy has also reduced the high illiteracy rate among the youth due to financial constraints and expressed gratitude to President Akufo Addo for the program which has been a big relief as far as paying fees by SHS students is concerned.
The headmaster of Twene Amanfo Senior High and Technical (TASTEC) Gordon Osei Marfo, also expressed gratitude to the MP for the kind gesture extended to the institution and appealed for the tarring of roads on campus, whose deplorable state had made movement difficult.
The Bono Regional Education Director, Mrs. Ivy Asantewaa Owusu, also noted that the free Senior High School policy ‘’is a good initiative of the President to help build a better Ghana’’. She called on the students to take advantage of the policy by the government and study hard towards the achievement of their educational goals.