Case ID:19ee0d4d-0600-470e-ae9c-ed2642112406

Free SHS

Government made an assurance to offer free senior high school (S.H.S) education starting September 2017.

Minister in charge
Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Minister of Education

Matthew Opoku Prempeh, was appointed the Education Minister of Ghana in 2017. As a member of the Parliament of Ghana, he represents Manhyia South in Kumasi, formerly representing Manhyia. He was fir...Full profile

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Government secures $40m from World Bank to support free SHS

The government of Ghana, under the Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP), has negotiated an additional $40m from the World Bank to support the Free Senior High School (SHS) Policy, the Minister of Education has said.

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Akufo-Addo hints of law to protect Free SHS policy

A law to protect the government’s flagship Free SHS policy is in the offing, president Nana Addo DankwaAkufo-Addo has said.

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First year students under the DoubleTrack Free Senior High School (Free SHS)system, who were placed on the Gold Track, will start classes today

The about 196,000 first year students expected to enroll are made up both boarding and day students.

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Free SHS enters third year …student population to hit over 1m

The Free Senior High School (SHS) policy will enter its third year in September, and per the B&FT’s analysis, the total student population in secondary schools across the country could hit over one million, making it the highest since independence.

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SoNA 2019: Free SHS Policy "Has Come To Stay" – Prez Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has once again justified his decision to kickstart the ‘Free SHS’ policy – a policy that was his major campaign message in the 2016 elections, a few months after he was voted into power.

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Budget presentation 2017
Assurance Date
March 2, 2017
Data Entered By
Kwame Boame