Government Initiates 1,105 Projects in Senior High Schools in 6 Years
The Ghanaian government has initiated 1,105 projects in senior high schools across the country over the past six years.
The projects include the construction of classroom blocks, dormitory blocks, toilet facilities, and science and home economics laboratories. The government has also distributed 280,000 laptops to teachers, 350 buses, 840 pick-up vehicles, 1,500 motorcycles, and 677,470 pieces of furniture to senior high schools since 2017.
In a Twitter post on October 14, 2023, which reads: “In Ghana, there are a total of 925 senior high schools. Over the past 6 years, the government has initiated 1,105 projects within these schools.”
The post has been retweeted over 1,000 times and has generated a lot of discussion on social media. Many Ghanaians have praised the government for its investment in education, while others have called for more to be done to improve the quality of education in the country.
The government’s investment in senior high schools is part of its Free Senior High School policy, which was introduced in 2017. The policy has made senior high school education free for all Ghanaian students.
The Free Senior High School policy has been credited with increasing the enrollment rate in senior high schools from 55% in 2016 to 80% in 2023. However, some critics have argued that the policy has put a strain on the government’s budget and has led to a decline in the quality of education in senior high schools.
Despite the challenges, the government’s investment in senior high schools is a welcome development. It is a sign of the government’s commitment to improving education in Ghana. It is hoped that the government’s investment will lead to better outcomes for students and will help Ghana to achieve its development goals.