Government is optimistic that the SHS graduates will 'vindicate Free SHS policy'

Government is optimistic that the SHS graduates will ‘vindicate Free SHS policy’

Government is optimistic that the SHS graduates will ‘vindicate Free SHS policy’

Government has expressed optimism that the first batch of the Senior High School (SHS) Students who graduated with the flagship Free SHS programme will vindicate the policy by coming out with flying colours.

According to a statement issued in Accra yesterday and signed by the, General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu the government has worked around the clock to ensure the first beneficiary of the flagship programme gain better future.

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He said various doomsayers including members of the opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC) confused parents of the students to go for their wards till the coronavirus pandemic was eliminated from the country.

The statement recounted that the doomsayers held government responsible for risking the lives of the students on the altar of political expediency, and proposed that all schools should remain forever closed until a cure for COVID-19 was found.

“Fortunately, as we have come to know, the students successfully wrote their final papers and there has not been a single casualty.

They now have the opportunity to further their education to the various tertiary institutions of their choice, which opportunity, they would have been denied if government had listened to the doomsday prophets,” it added.

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The NPP commended president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his effective governance and measures he employed in helping the country and the citizenry live even with the existence of COVID-19.

“Decisive leadership, is indeed crucial in matters of governance, which is exactly what we have seen President Nana Akufo-Addo and his government demonstrate in these extraordinary times,” the statement added.

The party was hopeful that the students would perform well in the exams to, not only make their parents and nation proud, but to also vindicate the Free SHS policy.

They also commended the parents and guardians of the graduating students for cooperating with government amid the Covid19 scare and congratulated the graduating students for their efforts.

“After the initial panics on the part of some of parents owing to the persistent scaremongering of the cynics, they eventually joined the overwhelming majority in appreciating the science and wisdom put forth by the government and allowed their wards to remain in school,” it added.



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