Free SHS implemented haphazardly – Former Veep

The former vice president Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur has lashed out at the government for implementing the free SHS policy haphazardly.

According to the one term Vice President, due diligence was not followed as far as the implementation of the policy was concerned and it was just rushed through.

“The way it’s being done, it’s a little haphazard in my view, and it doesn’t help because every parents want to provide the best education for their wards. So they should be less haphazard in a way,” he said.

Speaking in a media interaction in HO, the former vice president added that most of the policies implemented by the NPP government are without “full conceptualization.”

“I think that programmes have been adopted and implemented without a full conceptualization of the appreciation of the cost. So it’s like we are moving and then resolving as we go along. But a lot of these programmes should have been costed, agreed and implemented from day one rather than let’s start and model our way through.”

“I think there is a lot of modeling our way through the implementations, especially the free SHS programme. There should have been more consultation with people who have a more definition of exactly what it is that we want to do, and some clarity in the things that we want to achieve,” he added.