We are not opposed to the FSHS Bill – Minority

The Member of Parliament for Builsa South and Deputy Ranking Member of the Education Committee of Parliament, Dr. Clement Apaak, has indicated that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is not opposed to a proposed bill aimed at binding future governments to the Free Senior High School (FSHS) policy.

According to a statement on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, Dr. Apaak explained that the NDC’s Flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has acknowledged the FSHS policy as a good one, but has only expressed concern over the implementation challenges such as inadequate academic and residential infrastructure, poor quality food, insufficient furniture, and an erratic academic calendar.

“We are not opposed to FSHS and therefore cannot be opposed to a proposed bill to bind the future government to it”.

He added that Mr. Mahama has pledged to work with stakeholders, including the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), to address these challenges and make the FSHS policy better.

While indicating their willingness to support the bill, Dr. Apaak emphasized that they will closely examine the contents of the proposed legislation before offering their final position.

“So, while we wait to see the proposed bill and examine its contents in detail, in principle, we have no challenge supporting a bill seeking to ensure its future,”.

By: Bright Yao Dzakah | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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