A lecturer with the University of Education Winneba, Kumasi campus has proposed measures to reduce congestion in Senior High Schools due to free education policy implemented by the government.

“Introduce fee paying so that parents who can afford will pay for their wards expenses”, Mr. Yarhands Dissou Arthur suggested to government.

According to the lecturer, introducing the fee paying system will not only ease accommodation pressure on government but will  also afford parents the  opportunity to select  their preferred  schools and courses for their wards.

“Like we have in the public universities, qualified applicants who are denied admissions due to limited resources must be given opportunity to enter and pay for their own expenses”, Mr. Yarhands Dissou Arthur opined.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) communicator however is advocating for abolition of the system where students are mandated to write the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) before they can gain entry requirements into Senior High Schools (SHSs).

“Redefining of basic education should give every school going child the opportunity to enter public Senior High School without any entrance requirements”, he spoke on Kumasi-based Hello FM

“Free education does not mean people should be restricted from getting admission into public Senior High Schools (SHSs)”, the outspoken politician added.

”So if Nana Akufo-Addo and government say they should be free education, then the BECE should not be entry requirements to get admission into public SHSs”, the arithmetic lecturer stated.


Source: mynewsgh.com


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