The theme for the conference, “Ensuring quality education in the free senior high school system amid resource scarcity – a shared responsibility” was graced by the President of the Republic, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Minister and many other dignitaries.
Addressing a gathering of heads of schools, educators and stakeholders in the education sector, President Akufo-Addo commended CHASS for their dedication and resilience in fostering a conducive learning environment for the Ghanaian youth.
The President, commenting on the successes and challenges of the programme at the second-cycle schools in contemporary times acknowledged that the Free SHS policy has significantly increased enrollment and improved access to quality education across the country.
He announced forthcoming initiatives aimed at bolstering the education sector which include increased budgetary allocations and targeted investments in infrastructure.
In the face of resource scarcity, we must work together – government, schools, parents, and communities – to ensure that the benefits of the Free SHS policies are not compromised by any inadequacies.
He is optimistic about the future of education in Ghana, and he believes that with shared responsibility and strategic resource management, the nation’s educational system will continue to thrive.