The New Patriotic Party(NPP) in line with its manifesto introduced the flagship Free Senior High School programme in 2017.

Under the free SHS policy, all students in public Senior High Schools in the country do not pay admission fees, library fees, science centre fees, no computer lab fees, no examination fees and no utility fees.

All fees approved by the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council other than Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) dues, have also been absorbed by the government through settlement of the ‘onetime fee’  students whether day or boarding.

The policy is part of the government’s effort of creating a society of opportunities and empowerment for every citizen and also lifting the financial burden off parents.

One of the beneficiaries of the programme is a first year 51-year-old woman in the Volta region of Ghana.

Below are some facts about her…

Full Name

Her name is Madama Comfort Nutsugah

Age

Born in 1968, Comfort is 51-years old.

Where she is Schooling

An alumnus of the Kopeyia Bloomfield Basic School, she is a First Year General Arts Student of the Keta Senior High Technical School in the Volta Region.

Funny side

She wrote the BECE in 2018 together with her fifth child who was also a candidate at the same time.

Occupation

Until her enrolment in the programme, she used to sell old clothes, a trade she continuous to ply after classes hours.

Marriage

She is married with six children.

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