A retired educationist and former headmaster of T.I Ahmadiya Senior High School (SHS), Mr. I.K Gyasi has cautioned government as implementation of free education takes off this month.
“The government and the Education Minister should be cautious of the implementation and placing of Junior High School graduates to benefit from the policy”.
According to him, as a matter of urgency, the government must do well to find immediate solution to ensure all JHS graduates get admission into SHS so they could also have the opportunity to benefit from the policy.
“Through the fault of a computer, no person should be denied entering SHS”, he pointed out appealing for more days to enable students who still have not been placed by the Computer Selection System to do self placement.
“If the system is jammed or slow it is not the fault of the applicant, so I will want President Akufo-Addo to extend deadline of the placement”, he suggested on Kumasi-based Otec FM’s” Dwabrem” show.
“We are looking forward to the policy to be better. …if it must be done, it must be done well”, he told sit-in-house, Nana Kwabena Agyemang.
His caution comes in the wake of concerns raised by parents that their wards have not been placed in their preferred schools coupled with some unable to make it to certain schools though qualified they fell short of the cutoff point.