GES is not undertaking any review of Free SHS – DG dismisses reportage

Director General of GES Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwaa
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Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has dismissed a reportage attributed to him about the Free Senior High School Programme.

He says the headline of the reportage is “misleading and does not reflect the import of the story”.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa had granted an interview from which the reportage was filed.

But he claims he was misreported.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the GES is not undertaking any review of the FSHS,” he wrote in a rejoinder on Friday, July 22.

“Any such review of the FSHS Policy is the sole prerogative of the President and the government.”

He clarified that the Service is just an agency that only implements government policies and programmes in pre-tertiary education.

“The Ghana Education Service is a government agency and does not formulate or initiate review of policies.”

Prof Opoku-Amankwa stressed that just like President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assured students, potential students, parents and the entire country, the Free SHS Programme “will not be affected by the IMF programme”.

“It is the commitment of GES under my leadership to ensure that the vision of His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of providing accessible, equitable and quality Free SHS education is fully implemented to the benefit of the good people of Ghana.”

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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