Many were those who fell along the line in the course of their educational ladder because of financial constraints.

Many of our classmates at the JSS level were academically good but could not go beyond that stage due to the inabilities of their parents to see them through schools.

The opportunities at the time were very few and that has accounted for a large majority of our population uneducated formally.

The coming into office of Akufo-Addo and his competent team marked the watershed that would see a paradigmatic shift in the way our education trajectory has been over the years.

Thousands of BECE certificated pupils who would have added to the number of uneducated masses have been given a rare opportunity in terms of their education.

Over 1.2 million students have been enjoying the flagship Free SHS by President Akufo-Addo. The first batch has come out with some of them coming out with flying colours.

Though the first hurdle has been annihilated thanks to the visionary leadership of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with his implemented Free SHS programme, another challenge lies in wait for some of these SHS graduates.

Thomas Amoaning of Adeiso Presbyterian Senior High School did exceptionally well in the WASSCE results but had very little chance of continuing with his education.

His parents are not in any better condition to help propel him to the top of the academic world. Thanks to a video of the young man that went viral, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has caused for the young man to be taken care of by the Scholarship Secretariat.

President Akufo-Addo has provided a safe haven for young Thomas Amoaning to enable him to attain greater heights in his education.

Akufo-Addo is the leader Ghana needs. His visionary leadership, care for humanity and his desire to see a nation peopled by literates in the next couple of years make him stand out amongst his peers.

Indeed, President Akufo-Addo thinks and cares about the next generation of Ghanaians and not the next elections. His name will be written in the sands of time as amongst the best if not the best leader Ghana has ever had.

P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.


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