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Free SHS

Free Senior High School Education for all

Education and skills training are the most important source of empowering and providing opportunities to the youth to help drive Ghana’s development, and in the process create jobs.

As a nation we are determined to bring education to the doorstep of our children because it is worth it. We dare to do this because we ardently believe that the Ghanaian child deserves it.

A policy of the government of Ghana, starting in September 2017. Every child in Ghana who qualifies for, and is placed in a public Senior High School for his secondary education will have his/her fees absorbed by the government.

The NANA AKUFO ADDO lead government has given full effect to SDG 4.1 with the implementation of a Free SHS Policy. The programme, is anchored in the below pillars;


Removal of cost barriers

Remove Cost Barriers through the absorption of fees approved by GES council

Expansion of infrastructure

Expand physical school infrastructure and facilities to accommodate the expected increase in enrolment.

Improvement in Quality and Equity

Improve quality through provision of core textbooks and supplementary readers, teacher rationalisation and deployment, etc.

Development of Employable Skills

Improve competitiveness of Ghanaian Students to match the best in the World.

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