Review Free SHS To Exclude Children From Rich Homes - Opanyin Agyekum Tells Gov't

Head of the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana, Professor Kofi Agyekum, popularly called Opanyin Agyekum, has called on government to review its free Senior High School (SHS) policy.

The free SHS was implemented by the government to capture all Ghanaian school children in the education bracket and enhance quality education in the country.

Children from both rich and poor homes all equally benefit from the free SHS policy.

But Professor Kofi Agyekum feels this provision of ''free SHS for all'' is exerting financial pressure on the government and further thinks it is somehow an inequality to have both rich and poor parents enjoy from the free SHS.

To him, there are some rich families that can afford their children's school fees, hence don't have to benefit from the free SHS.

Opanyin Agyekum asserted that the free SHS should be for only the underprivileged or deprived families.

''There are some families that, when you tell them to pay their children's school fees, they can do it without a sweat. So, why make their children have free SHS?...I think the government is overdoing this free SHS'', he stated on Peace FM's ''Kokrokoo''.