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Don’t Dilute Covid 19 Fight with Your Political Message; WASSCE Cost is Embedded in Free SHS – Dr Clement Apaak

Deputy Ranking Member on the Education Committee of parliament, Dr. Clement Apaak has urged President Nana Akuffo Addo to Separate fight against COVID-19 with his political messages.

In a release press Statement,  accused the President of deliberately smuggling in issues dealt

with many months ago to score political points. His comments Follows President Akufo-Addo’s

absorption of the cost of examination for final year Senior High School students by Government.

In the Presidents 12th Nation Address on Sunday, He indicated that Government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the three hundred and thirteen thousand, eight hundred and thirty-seven (313,837) SHS 3 students who will sit for the exam.

““For the first time in our nation’s history, Government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the three hundred and thirteen thousand, eight hundred and thirty-seven (313,837) SHS 3 students who will sit for the exam”.

He stated that some Ghc75.4 million has been budgeted to cater for this line of expenditure.

However, it is due to this that, the Deputy Ranking Member on the Education Committee of parliament, Dr. Clement Apaak indicated that, the cost of WASSCE examination is part of the cost of education. He added that  “having rolled out the free SHS programme, it was expected, a given, automatic, inter alia, that the specific cost of examination is embedded in that and was expected to have been budgeted for as a component of free SHS.”

Source: Adoanewsonline.com

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