The Presbyterian Church of Ghana has joined the chorus of people calling for an evaluation of the Free SHS scheme.
The Church has requested that parents who can afford it be permitted to do so.
At its 22nd General Assembly, the call was given by the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante.
”The Presbyterian Church of Ghana is of the strong opinion that the state can churn out some of these cost for parents who are capable of paying to do so. There are several parents who are capable of funding their ward’s studies.”
In the meantime, he urged the government to take into account extending the Nation Builders Corp (NABCO) initiative.
While seeking to find a long-term solution to the problem of youth unemployment, Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante pleaded on the government to continue the initiative.
”Apparently the unviability of resources is affecting the sustainability of the program. Due to the rate of unemployment in the country, we plead with the government to extend the program while vigorous efforts are made to find a sustainable solution to the socio-economic and security challenges posed by youth unemployment in the country.
”We plead that any arrears and allowances owed the beneficiaries are paid to help improve their circumstances,” he added.