President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the free Senior High School (SHS) programme is yielding results.
He said “the Free SHS is working.”
This was based on the results of the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
“The 2022 results are the best of the last 8 years. Surely there can be no longer any controversy about the validity of the free SHS policy and its consequential measures, it is working and working well,” Mr Akufo-Addo said in a Facebook post after addressing the 70th Anniversary Celebration of Opoku Ware Senior High School.
Regarding the Kumasi-based Opoku Ware Secondary School, he further stated that undoubtedly, one of the best Senior High Schools in Ghana, the name of this school evokes naturally the memory of that great warrior King of Asante, Okatakyie Opoku Ware I, who succeeded and consolidated the gains of his uncle, Opemsuo Osei Tutu I, and helped expand Asanteman to her greatness and fame.
“We take pride in his name, and that of all the great kings of the Osei Poku Oyoko Dynasty, including the latest descendant, the outstanding Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who have done so much to bring renown and glory to our nation and its history.
“I congratulated management, past and present, teaching and non-teaching staff, and students for their roles in bringing Opoku Ware School this far.
“The can-do-spirit that saw to the birth of the school, laced with fortitude and dignity, in the face of inevitable challenges, embodies the Ghanaian spirit that we must continue to nurture in order to realise our full potential as a nation.”