President Akufo-Addo and Veep, Dr. Bawumia unveiling the Free Senior High School logo[/caption] From a technical perspective, one cannot but to describe the Free Senior High School (FSHS) system in its current form as a mere populist campaign message which has metamorphosized into a central government directive rather than a cogent policy. This is because it falls short of a policy; talk less of a good policy. The basic requirements of a policy include but not limited to a clear policy implementation guidelines, a clear and well mapped out budget and sustainable sources of funding, and a feasible policy sustainability plan just to mention but a few. Apart from the policy implementation guidelines, the Free SHS does not have a clear and well mapped out budget and sustainable sources of funding, a feasibility study, a stakeholder analysis and inclusion plan, and a feasible policy sustainability plan. These critical elements of a policy are missing in the Free SHS and as such makes it fall short of being referred to as a policy (technically). [caption id="attachment_92162" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Resources provided under Free SHS[/caption] It is worth pointing out that in its second year of implementation, the “FSHS Campaign Message” has no policy document. The only available document is the implementation guidelines which was handed to the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Senior High Schools (CHASS).