Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, says contrary to pessimistic views that the introduction of the Free Senior High School would compromise quality education, data from the WASSCEresult released by the West African Examinations Council proves otherwise.
Speaking at the closing session of the National Chief Imam’s annual Ramadan lectures (Tafsir) in Accra, Dr. Bawumia spoke about government’s commitment to promoting quality education, indicating that the remarkable record of the first batch of beneficiaries of Free SHS among four West African countries, proved that government has not compromised quality education.
Dr. Bawumia urged all, particularly members of the Zongo community and other deprived ones to seize the opportunity and access education the Akufo-Addo government has provided.
Vice President Bawumia said the WAEC results compared with countries like Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and Nigeria, show that Ghanaian students excelled in the examination.
He said out of the total number of students who took the exam, 465 got A’s in all their 8 subjects, out of which 411 came from Ghana. He stressed that the quality of Education under the Free SHS has not been compromised.
Addressing fellow Muslims, Dr. Bawumia said Tafsir, which was used in the olden days to provide information and education, underlines the importance of seeking knowledge, as directed by Prophet Muhammad. He urged members of the Zongo community, particularly the youth, to be inspired by that and take education more seriously.
Dr. Bawumia commended the National Chief Imam and other clerics for their commitment to the promotion of education, urging the youth to emulate them.