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It is okay for students to sit on the floor and learn – Old Tafo MP

Member of Parliament for the Old Tafo constituency, Vincent Ekow Assafuah, has affirmed that it is ideal for students to study under trees and without the needed infrastructure than to do without formal education.



He offered the remark when he firmly protected the Free Senior High School (SHS) strategy, expressing that it shouldn't go through a review during a meeting on CitiTV's Eyewitness News with Umaru Sanda Amadu.

"I believe that it is preferable, rather than not being educated, for a young person to learn on the floor without a desk. He stated, "It is better for a young person to attend school without a slipper and receive an education than to receive no education at all."

This assertion comes because of late requires a survey of the Free SHS strategy. The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has also spoken out against these demands, claiming that the policy does not need to be changed.


While Mr. Assafuah acknowledged the difficulties in the education sector, he maintained that the policy should not be revised. He emphasized the importance of collective leadership support for the policy and the fact that, despite difficulties, students are receiving education, which he considers essential.

Assafuah focused on the significance of giving schooling to the group of people yet to come and encouraged all Ghanaians to team up in tending to difficulties as opposed to pushing for a survey of the Free SHS strategy.



Ghana has struggled for years to provide high-quality education. Understudies in grade schools in many pieces of the nation come up short on required foundation for educating and figuring out how to occur. Establishing schools under trees has been the solution in some communities.


Chief Head of Africa Training Watch, Kofi Asare, has revealed that the public authority needs to fabricate 5,000 extra school blocks to accomplish equality in the arrangement of instructive foundation for essential schooling in the country.

The advocate for education stated on Citi TV and Citi FM's The Big Issue that the absence of infrastructure is encouraging parents to send their children to the farm rather than school. He went on to say that the government is not doing enough to solve this problem.



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