Free SHS is the look and feel of a game-changer policy – Ahiagbah

Free SHS is the look and feel of a game-changer policy – Ahiagbah
Free SHS is the look and feel of a game-changer policy – Ahiagbah

Africa-Press – Ghana. The Director of Communications of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Richard Ahiagbah, has congratulated all the students who have gained admission to the various senior high schools this year.

These students are going to benefit from the ongoing free senior high school (Free SHS) programme, he stressed.

Commenting on the placement into the senior high schools for this year on his X platform, Mr Ahiagbah said “The Free SHS policy is a game-changer. The forward history and development aspirations of our people will be led by beneficiaries of Free SHS education. Call them Akufo-Addo scholars or professionals.

“This is the look and feel of a game-changer policy. So, H.E John Mahama & the NDC who want to cancel the Free SHS policy are on the wrong side of history. Congratulations to the 82% of JHS pupils who have been placed in their preferred schools. For the 18% who have to do self-placement, I wish you a smooth process. Do take full advantage of the Free SHS and flourish because you are the future.”

The 2023 school placement was released today Tuesday, November 28.

In a press statement from the Ministry of Education, said out of the total number of 598,839 results received from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), 585,797 candidates qualified to be placed.

“A total of 477,772 (81.56%) have automatically been placed in one of their choices,” the ministry stated.

This, according to the ministry, is a significant improvement compared to last year. However, 108,025 (18.44%) qualified candidates could not be matched with any of their choices.

The ministry has thus advised that all such students engage in ‘self–placement’ to select from available schools.

“Schools Selected on Self-Placement Portal can be changed as many times as the candidate wishes on the portal until they enroll in a school,” the ministry stated.

It further assured “all students, especially those who could not be matched with their choices during the automatic placement, parents and the general public that all schools with vacancies have been uploaded on the portal for students to select from during self-placement without hitches.”

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