SHS students reject posting to  Bawku

Story: News Desk

Some students who have been posted to Senior High Schools (SHS) within the Bawku Municipality have refused to accept the admission as a result of the conflict in the area.

The protracted chieftaincy dispute in Bawku has left scores of people dead and others sustaining injuries.

About 10 people have been reported dead in recent disturbances.

Students posted to the area have since rejected the admissions offered them.

In an interview with the media,  the Upper East Regional Coordinator for the Free Senior High School Programme, Kofi Ayamga Anamboyine said the students who would accept admission would be taken through counselling.

Some Islamic Scholars and other Ghanaians have called on the indigenes to let peace prevail by putting down their weapons.

Meanwhile , Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum says over 500,000 BECE graduates have been placed in various Senior High Schools across the country under the school placement system.

Dr. Adutwum said,  the number had  increased significantly following the introduction of the free SHS policy.

Speaking at the 2022 Presidential BECE awards in Accra, Dr. Yaw Adutwum said the free SHS policy had  opened many opportunities for children to attain secondary education.

“The Free SHS programme has sent many students to various high schools in the country. When it started in 2017, there were 830,000 students enrolled in high schools across the country.”

“This year alone, we have a record 500,000 students placed in senior high schools across the country, and we are waiting forward for them to enrol. That tells you the progress we have made these past few years.”

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