The Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum, has said parents who wish to pay the fees for their wards despite the Free SHS program are free to do so.
According to him, the government would applaud any parent who does so.
When asked by Starr News’ Francis Abban if parents who are in the position to pay should be allowed to pay for their wards, the minister reacted: “if you want to pay go to any school and give your money to the headmaster, what is the problem.
“If you want to pay, go to Achimota, if your child goes there, give the money to the headmaster and say headmaster don’t receive money from the Ministry of education for my son, and we’ll applaud you for that”.
He also reassured parents of the highest standards of education for their ward amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The kids being asked to go back home was a mistake by GES. The team has done well but there can be missteps and they apologized. I can tell parents that their children’s education is in good hands.”