Former President John Dramani Mahama has promised to examine the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy within the first 100 days of assuming office again.

Mahama's commitment to conduct a comprehensive assessment has consequences for Ghana's educational future and adds uncertainty to the political scene.

The Free SHS policy, which was implemented in 2015, was a flagship programme aiming at making secondary education available to all Ghanaian students.

However, during a visit to Agona Asafo in the Central Region as part of his Building Ghana Tour, Mahama stressed the need for a thorough assessment of the policy to address any difficulties and assure its long-term sustainability.

“When you implement a policy, you must take stock after a while to see whether you are achieving your target, When we win power in 2024, we will have a forum to review the education sector, and we will invite teachers, parents, educationists, and students and then we will review the free SHS policy.

will address issues that are not going well, like the feeding of students. The free SHS is a good policy but the government must put in place measures that will ensure that things are less expensive

“My nephew has been placed under free SHS but we are spending a lot of money to buy things on his prospectus because the government has mismanaged the economy so everything has gone up.”

According to him, the objective is to optimize its implementation, ensuring that teachers, parents, and students can fully enjoy the intended benefits of the policy.

“When we come, within 100 days, we will review the Free SHS, so that teachers, parents, and students will enjoy the benefits of the free SHS policy.”

As the discussions unfold, it is clear that the future of education in Ghana will be a central theme in the upcoming political landscape, with implications for the nation's development and the aspirations of its youth.