Free SHS beneficiaries urged to aim high

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, has urged the beneficiaries of the Free Senior School Programmes to come out with good WASSCE results.


“For the first time, schools have re-opened early and as such will have more time to complete their syllabus and as such leave no excuse for poor performance,” he noted.


The Minister was interacting with students of the Ve-Senior High School as part of his one-day duty tour of the Afadzato South District.


He encouraged them to aim higher since they stood the chance of earning allowances should they enter such tertiary institutions like nurses and teacher training.

The President has been preaching this FSHSP for the past several years but critics have been doubting it but here it is for all to see,” he noted.


Dr Letsa through his tour of the region, he had noted that schools which were on the verge of collapse had breathed a new spell of life.

He noted that this government realises that it is only through education that a country will develop.


“Half education was better than no education at all,” he said.

In his welcome address, the headmaster of the school, Mr S.K. Aisah said with the FSHSP, the population of the school has increased tremendously.


He said out of the 500 students assigned to them 272 had already been admitted.

He noted that they had received their required number of exercise books but their text books were not adequate.

Mr Ansah said the biggest challenge to the school was lack of transport since the only EICHER bus had broken down.


He said the school also needed modern classrooms, especially an ICT laboratory.



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