The effect of free senior high school policy on the economic and social lives of parents and their wards in Ghana

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The  free  senior  high  school  policy  is  one  of  best  social  and  economic  intervention  policies  that  openly  affect  both parents  and  their  wards  in  senior  high  school.  This  realisation  is  reached  on  the  backdrop  of  the  policy’s  role  in redeeming  parents  from  their  economic  and  financial  burden.  This  study  therefore  looks  at  the  effect  of  introducing the  free  senior  high  school  policy  on  the  economic  and  social  lives  of  parents  and  students  respectively.  A correlational  cross-sectional  descriptive  design  was  used.  Questionnaires  were  administered  on  three  hundred  and thirty-six  (336)  parents  of  wards  in  three  senior  high  schools  in  the  North  East  and  Upper  East  Regions  of  Ghana.  The study  confirms  that  the  introduction  of  the  free  senior  high  school  policy  relieved  the  financial  burden  of  parents, especially  guardians  from  rural  settlements.  Besides,  there  was  lack  of  adequate  stakeholder  consultation,  hence saddled  with  implementation  challenges.  Delay  in  disbursement  of  funds  for  feeding  and  learning  materials presented  yet  another  problem.  It  is  important  that  governments  find  sustainable  sources  of  funding  the  educational system  and  also  ensure  the  double-track  system  is  regularised  into  a  single-track  system  by  expanding  academic facilities  and  increasing  the  numerical  strength  of  both  teaching  and  non-teaching  staff  in  various  senior  high  schools. 

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APA

Matey, J. (2021). The effect of free senior high school policy on the economic and social lives of parents and their wards in Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/manuscript-irjms-2020-038

MLA 8th

Matey, Juabin "The effect of free senior high school policy on the economic and social lives of parents and their wards in Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/manuscript-irjms-2020-038. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

MLA7

Matey, Juabin . "The effect of free senior high school policy on the economic and social lives of parents and their wards in Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021. Web. 19 Sep. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/manuscript-irjms-2020-038 >.

Chicago

Matey, Juabin . "The effect of free senior high school policy on the economic and social lives of parents and their wards in Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed September 19, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/manuscript-irjms-2020-038