It's Now Official: Nana Akufo-Addo finally launches free SHS Policy...

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has officially launched the free Senior High School (SHS) policy.

The policy becomes operational from Friday, September 1, 2017.

The launch which was held on Thursday at the Flagstaff House in Accra, also saw the unveiling of the logo for the free SHS programme.

The logo (see photo below) for the Free SHS programme features two students celebrating because they are beneficiaries of the policy. 

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Underneath the symbol are three words; access, equity and quality and the logo features an open book, which the Minister of State in-Charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, explained: “represents learning that generates hope and optimism for a prosperous Ghana.”

“The central symbol portrays two children emerging from a pleasurable learning experience as they spontaneously explode in joy.

"They are beneficiaries of the policy that lifts the total burden of fees from parents,” he said.