The Minority in Parliament have predicted a collapse of the country’s Senior High School (SHS) education in five years, if the challenges plaguing the sector under the free SHS policy is not fixed.
According to them, the challenges that has accompanied the Free SHS policy are overwhelming and hence likely to cripple schools soon.
Former Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, during a debate in parliament mentioned that the provision made for the policy in the 2018 budget is inadequate.
According to him, although the free SHS policy increased school enrollment across the country, it has come with its attendant infrastructural challenges.
Deputy Education Minister, Dr Yaw Adutwum, has dismissed the Minority’s concern insisting that the policy is working just fine.
He mentioned that it is better for children to work under challenging circumstance than to be found hawking on streets.
“I would rather have children eating under trees than see them go hungry,” he said.
According to him, the free SHS education is a policy which is likely to change the lives of many children in the country.