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The 2016 Parliamentary Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the Afram Plains South Constituency, William Hor, has urged parents, especially those in Kwahu Afram Plains South district to take ownership of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy as introduced by the President Akufo-Addo led government to help produce more intellectuals in my the area.
William Hor made this passionate appeal in an interview with ghananewsonline.com.gh.
“My appeal to my fellow parents in Kwahu Afram Plains South is, please take absolute ownership of these Free SHS introduced by the Akufo-Addo government, so we can produce enough intellectuals towards the development of the area,” he appealed.
He blamed the low educational background of the youth in the area to the high poverty rate and the geographical nature of the area.
William Hor revealed that the only source of income in the Afram Plains is farming and fishing which one can not survive with the little income they make if he intends to support a child or ward through the secondary education to the tetiary level.
He further revealed that “basic, if you like Junior high school (JHS) is the highest education most youth have attained in this area”
Hot, who is also the Managing Director of the First Ghana Savings and Loans, however observed that “these are some of the reasons why this Free SHS policy is introduced, and as the President has been saying, it’s primary objective is to make sure every Ghanaian child at least graduate with a senior High Certificate”.
William Hor cautioned beneficiaries of the policy to take their lessons serious.
Source: William Dei-Gyau || ghananewsonline.com.gh