The president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday indicated that, his government is working hard by reforming schools curricular in order to deal with the weaknesses in the educational system and to boost quality of education.
President Akufo-Addo made this known when touching on the ruling New Patriotic Party’s ( NPP) flagship free SHS policy during his delivery of 2018 State of the Nation Address on the floor of parliament on Thursday, 8th February 2018.
According to the president, the free SHS has come to stay so his government is doing everything possible to sustain it and improve quality education by laying emphasis on some subjects as science, engendering, mathematics, reading, history and vocations.
“It is the policy that has come to stay. We are reforming the schools curricular to deal with the weaknesses in our education system and lay great emphasis on science, engendering, mathematics, reading, history and vocational schools”
The State of Nation Address is presented by a sitting president annually in fulfillment of Article 67 of the 1992 that stipulates “the president shall, at the beginning of each session if Parliament and before the dissolution of Parliament, deliver to Parliament a message on the state the nation”
This gives Ghanaians appreciable knowledge of the true state of the affairs of economy and the country as a whole and also gives better ground on which the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government can be assessed moving forward.
The free SHS which was a major campaign tool of the then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), was rolled out in September 2017 with about 400,000 beneficiaries who completed various Junior High Schools in the country.