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CHASS clears the air on review of Free SHS policy

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The Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior High Schools (CHASS) has said it meant no harm when it called for a review of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy after three years of implementation.

According to the CHASS, the call was only to ensure that there is effective implementation of the policy.

The CHASS at its fifth annual conference held in Cape Coast last week highlighted some key challenges with the implementation of the free SHS and called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) and other stakeholders to consider a review of the policy to ensure effective implementation and positive outcomes.

It specifically mentioned how Parent Teacher Association (PTA) activities were gradually dying in the schools and raised concerns over the quality of the buffer stock in the schools.

CHASS’ call has received several reactions from the government, and the general public.

However, addressing a press in Cape Coast, the president of CHASS, Yakub Abubakar said the Association is expecting the government to sit down and dialogue with them to find solutions to the challenges identified with the Free SHS policy.

“CHASS never meant any harm to any system and like we mentioned in our meeting, are not a partisan Association. We are only looking at issues and seeking redress as they should. This is exactly what CHASS meant and nothing outside it”, he said.

“We are there to implement government policy and for that matter, CHASS will at all times implement the policies of the government of the day”, he added.

Abubakar said it is only fair for CHASS to be allowed to point out challenges with the policies for effective implementation to achieve a positive impact.

He said CHASS recognised the efforts of the government to ensure the success of the free SHS policy and assured that the Association remained grateful and cooperative to work towards its sustainability.

He said CHASS is ready to sit and discuss issues with the government to find a way forward towards ensuring that the free SHS policy works effectively for the benefit of all Ghanaians.

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