A Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), Mr Akilu Sayibu has appealled to the youth to take advantage of the free senior high school education introduced by government under President Akufo Addo to make them productive in future.
The Deputy CEO made this admonition when he addressed some youth groups at the Agbogloshie market in Accra at the weekends.
In the words of Mr Sayibu “The free SHS policy should mark an end to the era of the youth dropping out of school because of non payment of school fees and in effect, resort to engaging in menial jobs that not only exposes them to high risk but also dangerous to their growth and health”.
The Deputy GEPA boss used the opportunity to appeal to public education organizations like the National Commission for Civic Education NCCE, Information Services Department and the mass media to embark on a campaign to educate the youth about the Free SHS Policy.
Whilst commending President Akufo Addo for his boldest step in implementing the policy, Mr Sayibu called on the various stakeholders including chiefs, religious leaders, Assembly members, heads of second cycle institutions among other agencies to be vanguards of the policy to see to its success for posterity and mother Ghana.