Government’s Free Senior High School Program implementation in the Volta Region continues to enjoy the support of individuals and organizations as a Customs Officer with the Ghana Revenue Authority, has supplied sets of reading materials for schools in South Dayi and Afadjato South Districts.
The gesture by Mr. Ellis Humphrey Agbeehia, according to him, forms part of his contribution to a successful implementation of the free SHS Program which he described as laudable.
The donation, which is worth GHC 7,800.00, benefited four senior high schools and 27 public junior high schools in the South Dayi District, and four selected Junior High Schools in Afadjato South.
Mr. Agbeehia’s said the books, which include mathematics, science and literature textbooks would improve literacy in the schools and inculcate reading habits among students.
His donation follows a similar one done by the Volta Regional Representative to the Council of State, Francis Nyonyo Agboada, and the Member of Parliament for North Tongu District, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.
Mr. Agboada donated 13,000 pieces of Exercise and Note Books to be presented to all 25 Municipal and District Assemblies in the region, whilst Mr Ablakwa donated 200 mono desks and other teaching materials.
The Free Senior High School is a flagship programme of the NPP government, which seeks to increase access to SHS, by lessening the burden on parents and guardians.
Under the policy, government would foot all bills including feeding fees, school fees and all other charges. Over 420,000 students who enrolled this September, are benefiting from the programme.
Mr. Jonathan Delase Agbley, Headmaster of Peki Senior High School where the entire donation was presented, thanked Mr. Agbeehia for the gesture.