The minority in Parliament has called on President Akuffo Addo to as a matter of urgently review the Free Senior High School policy.
According to the minority, the free SHS policy was implemented without the consideration of Ghana’s infrastructure which has resulted in congestion and overcrowding in schools.
Adding that the double-track system is the cause of the increased rate of teenage pregnancies in the country.
“One major disadvantage of the ‘Double Track’ system is the area where many heads of second cycle institutions are indeed afraid to comment.
That has to do with a high rate of teenage pregnancies being recorded in some Senior High Schools. Within a space of one year alone (2018-2019) over 1,433 girls at Senior High Schools across the country were impregnated and dropped out of school. As said, the long and frequent semester breaks are the major causes of teenage pregnancies. Students spend eight weeks at school and the same length of time at home”
by: Gladys Emefa Gemadzie