The President of the Republic of Ghana HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed that the free Senior High School (SHS) flagship policy is giving positive results.
Nana Addo retorted that “the Free SHS is working.”
His comments come against the backdrop of the results of the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
“The 2022 results are the best of the last 8 years. Surely there can be no longer any controversy about the validity of the free SHS policy and its consequential measures, it is working and working well,” Mr Akufo-Addo said in a Facebook post after addressing the 70th Anniversary Celebration of Opoku Ware Senior High School.
At the grounds of the Kumasi-based Opoku Ware Secondary School, he added that undoubtedly, one of the great Senior High Schools in Ghana, the name of this school evokes naturally the memory of that great warrior King of Asante, Okatakyie Opoku Ware I, who succeeded and consolidated the gains of his uncle, Opemsuo Osei Tutu I, and assisted to enlarge Asanteman to her greatness and fame.
“We take pride in his name, and that of all the great kings of the Osei Poku Oyoko Dynasty, including the latest descendant, the outstanding Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who have done so much to bring renown and glory to our nation and its history.
“I congratulated management, past and present, teaching and non-teaching staff, and students for their roles in bringing Opoku Ware School this far.
“The can-do spirit that saw to the birth of the school, laced with fortitude and dignity, in the face of inevitable challenges, embodies the Ghanaian spirit that we must continue to nurture in order to realize our full potential as a nation.”
By Lawrence Odoom