The Free Senior High Policy: An Appropriate Replacement to The Progressive Free Senior High Policy

Nurudeen Abdul-Rahaman, Abdul Basit Abdul Rahaman, Wan Ming, Abdul-Rahim Ahmed, Abdul-Rahaman S. Salma

Abstract


Governments all over the world have been improving their educational sector through funding programs aimed at reducing the financial burden on parents, increasing access and quality to education. The government of Ghana in 2017 switched policy to a free senior high school policy to reduce poverty by finally eliminating the financial burdens parents face in paying their children’s fees. This study seeks to evaluate the appropriateness of the free senior high policy in replacing the pre-existing progressive free policy. The questionnaire survey was used to collect primary data for this study. The descriptive statistics were used in analyzing the data of this study. A total number of Two hundred (200) responses were retrieved, and out of those retrieved, 57 were females, and 143 were males. All 200 responses were usable in this study. The free senior high policy proved to put more butts on seats in helping to reduce financial burdens on parents than the pre-existing progressive free policy since nothing is paid by parents or guardians.

Keywords


Free Senior High Policy, Government Funding, Progressive Free Senior High Policy, Poverty

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