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'We Are Playing With The Lives Of Our Students' — Hassan Ayariga Criticizes Free SHS Policy

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Hassan Ayariga

Free SHS has arrived and whilst it’s designed to solve one problem, money, it seems to have created many other problems, especially for parents whose children have been posted to quite remote places.
This has drawn immense criticism for the program, and APC flagbearer Hassan Ayariga has added his voice to it.
According to him, the policy is not well thought out and is thus doomed to fail. He said it amounts to nothing but playing with the lives of students.

“It will be difficult to sustain the free SHS because the blueprint is not known. The NPP rushed into implementing the free SHS because it was a campaign promise. Not every campaign promise must be implemented in a rush because if this happens it will lead to mass failure and school dropouts”, he said.

“We are playing with the lives of our students because we do not know where we are going and will never know when we will get there. These are the students who after the Senior High Schools are supposed to get admissions into tertiary institutions but because it is free and teachers are unwilling to teach properly because they are not properly motivated, students will fail. So we train them because it is free, they get there and cannot pass.”, he added.



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