The free Senior High School (SHS) educational policy is good. At least, if for nothing working at all it has enabled many parents who would have found it difficult to enroll their children at SHS.
The policy has been hailed by millions of Ghanaians across the country, especially when it is inuring to the benefits of all of us. Of course, we have not lost sight of its teething problems.
Frankly, these challenges were to be expected as new policies no matter how good they are somewhere along the line encounter challenges. What matters is for us finding solutions to the challenges that have manifested since the policy was launched.
That means working assiduously to make the policy better. However, if what we are hearing from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is true, then it is not pleasing a news at all. The NDC is in the news stressing that it will scrap the free SHS when given the mandate to steer affairs of this country.
Former President John Dramani Mahama is reported to have made said that the free SHS was a rushed policy by the governing NPP and that when the opportunity is given to the NDC, the party will reverse it.
However, on the other hand President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has affirmed that his administration will not scrap the policy because of the constant criticisms by his opponents. The question, therefore Today wishes to ask is: do we even need all these back-and-forth hullabaloos?
Aren't we supposed to be finding solutions to the problems that have beset the policy? In fact, ever since it was launched Ghanaians across the political divide have applauded government.
They have also urged government to address the challenges that have hit the policy.
In Today’s view, that should be the way forward and not making political capital out of a policy that has been hailed by the masses of this country.
We believe that the NDC and the other opposition parties can help make the free SHS policy better by providing the Akufo-Addo administration with positive ideas regarding how to make it better and sustainable.
The point is that scoring political points from the policy will not help the interest of the country. At least for once, when a government introduces something positive and good in this country, we should support to make it better.
And that in our estimation is exactly what the Akufo-Addo administration has done. Thus, we urge the NDC and all of us to contribute towards making free SHS work to the satisfaction of all of us.
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