GH¢7.7 billion invested in free shs – Minister of Education

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Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education has said since 2017-2021, the government has invested GH¢7.7 into the free S.H.S policy. 

According to him, over 1.2 million students have benefited from the policy. The government in 2017 commenced the policy with an amount of GH¢480 million. The following year, the government spent GH¢1.3 billion. An amount of GH¢1.6 billion was spent in 2019, GH¢2.4 billion in 2020, and GH¢1.9 billion would be for this year. 

Dr. Adutwum, further said the double track system will be phased out in the next three years.

“We may not have the best education system in the world, but we had made giant strides over the past four years. For education to be fit-for-purpose, we should have students who are creative and critical thinkers, especially in this Fourth Industrial Revolution to navigate the world”, he said. 

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