The National Coordinator of the Free Senior High School (SHS) Programme, Mr William Darkwah says reported disorder in the roll out of the free Senior High School Policy is as a result of lack of communication in the roll out of the free Senior High School policy.
He says it is for this reason that the government through Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) engaged the Buffer Stock Company to buy food produced locally for supply to the various senior high schools in the country.
“The last time I heard of this issue a headmaster from one of the SHS raised concerns over shortage of foods at his school and when the matron was contacted she told us they had received their supply of which they were yet to inform the headmaster. Sometimes they even receive the supply one week before the previous once finishes” he added
In an interview with Ark FM’s Akroma Yeboah Asumah on “Ogya kasebo” he called for the strengthening of communication strategies among staff of the various Senior High Schools in the country as it will help curb the increasing rate of reported disorders in the policy.
He has however debunked the information indicating that the beneficiaries of the programme have been some challenges as a result of halted distribution of items from government to the various schools.
Touching on the handing over ceremony of over 20,000 tubers of yam to the free SHS secretariat by Collins Kyere a farmer based in Drobo in the Jaman South Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region, the National Coordinator for free SHS described the gesture as a step to fasten the development of the country thus calling on the general public to support the government towards the suitability of the programme.
“Although the government has implemented measures towards the continuous payment of fees support the substance of the policy, I think benevolent individuals and organizations in the country should replicate the gesture which is core to the development of the country” he pointed.
By: Akroma Yeboah Asuamah|myarkfmonline|