Education Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has denied saying the free Senior High School (SHS) policy would apply only to brilliant JHS graduates.
The minister has come under fire for saying only brilliant students qualify for the policy with some critics suggesting that government appears to be flip-flopping on its major campaign promise.
However, in a statement released Wednesday, the minister said, “I categorically wish to place on record that at no point during the interview did I state or even imply, however remotely, that Free SHS would apply only to brilliant JHS graduates. What I made clear was that starting in September 2017, any JHS graduate who passes the BECE and is placed in a public senior high school will benefit from Free SHS. This has been our consistent position as a government.