Vision1 FM                       Light FM                         Light TV

Free SHS students living in 'death traps' - GES Director

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Akwasi Opoku-Amankwah has joined a few government officials to accept limitations in the implementation of the, ‘free SHS’ policy.

 

 

The professor who made the admission on Kumasi-based Hello Fm in an interview on Tuesday said he confronted the appalling conditions of some of free SHS beneficiaries during one of his outreach visits.

 

According to him, the appalling facility got to his notice during an inspection exercise carried by his office.

 

“A dormitory by some school we visited was in a very poor state, as some will call it a death trap. It is really bad and dangerous for our children”. Professor Opoku-Amankwah disclosed.

 

Responding to critics who argue that, head teachers are being oppressed by government for telling the truth about the policy he refused to accept that but advised that head teachers who have challenges must instead direct their complaints to appropriate authorities.

 

In the wake of his interview, the professor claimed to rush to the press by some of the head teachers are not helping the government in any way.

 

Earlier this month, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Leader of government business in parliament said beneficiaries ‘free SHS’ policy have not been well catered for as planned.

 

Dr Kwame Amoako Tuffour, a founding member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has also accepted the shortcomings of the policy. In an interview, he made an emotional statement by saying, “I wept once when I visited ‘Free SHS’ students”.

 

However, the government has assured the success and sustainability of the policy promising to address the teething challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: mynewsgh.com

More Lifestyle..

Informal sector workers should benefit from labour law – TUC Informal sector workers should benefit from labour law – TUC 2017-12-15 - The Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) and the Trades Union...
Kototo is ready to face Congolese champions CARA- Amos Frimpong Kototo is ready to face Congolese champions CARA- Amos Frimpong 2017-12-15 - Captain of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club Amos Frimpong says...
Ghana to get 330mw gas-fired combined cycle power plant Ghana to get 330mw gas-fired combined cycle power plant 2017-12-14 - Ghana will soon have a 330mw gas-fired combined cycle power plant...
Kwadwo Asamoah, Benatia capture Juventus 'big game spirit Kwadwo Asamoah, Benatia capture Juventus 'big game spirit 2017-12-14 - Saturday's Derby d'Italia, perhaps more than any other game this...
BOST makes GH¢35M in ten months BOST makes GH¢35M in ten months 2017-12-13 - Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company Limited (BOST) under the...

 

More News..

Kototo is ready to face Congolese champions CARA- Amos Frimpong Kototo is ready to face Congolese champions CARA- Amos Frimpong 2017-12-15 - Captain of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club Amos Frimpong says...
I’m a wizard; I’ve inflicted my enemies with incurable diseases - Appiah Stadium I’m a wizard; I’ve inflicted my enemies with incurable diseases - Appiah Stadium 2017-12-15 - Sympathizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)...
Charlotte Osei exposes another GHC43m rot at EC Charlotte Osei exposes another GHC43m rot at EC 2017-12-15 - An audit into the post-election operations of the electoral commission...
Kwadwo Asamoah, Benatia capture Juventus 'big game spirit Kwadwo Asamoah, Benatia capture Juventus 'big game spirit 2017-12-14 - Saturday's Derby d'Italia, perhaps more than any other game this...
Rawlings' criticism over Nkrumah legacy baseless - Kufuor Rawlings' criticism over Nkrumah legacy baseless - Kufuor 2017-12-14 - Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has responded to criticisms...
Policeman in Nungua supermarket robbery arrested Policeman in Nungua supermarket robbery arrested 2017-12-14 - A police officer, Corporal Raymond Amegashie, who is believed...
Obed PRO of Kotoko has issue strong warning to clubs over Amos Frimpong pursuit Obed PRO of Kotoko has issue strong warning to clubs over Amos Frimpong pursuit 2017-12-13 - The Public Relations Officer of Asante Kotoko Obed has issued...