AU ap­plauds Ghana

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - World News -

AC­CRA. — Deputy Chair­per­son of the African Union Com­mis­sion Thomas Kwesi Quartey on Wed­nes­day com­mended the Ghana­ian gov­ern­ment for car­ry­ing out its free se­nior high school (SHS) pol­icy.

Speak­ing at a United Na­tions Con­fer­ence on Trade and De­vel­op­ment (UNCTAD) - or­gan­ised high level panel dis­cus­sion in Geneva, Switzer­land, Quartey said it was a sure way of en­sur­ing growth of the coun­try and Africa as a whole.

He said the take-off of the flag­ship edu- cation pro­gramme in the West African coun­try would give greater im­pe­tus to the AU’s agenda of hav­ing every African child in school by the end of the decade.

“It is in that spirit that I would like to com­mend the gov­ern­ment of Ghana, at the risk of sound­ing un­duly na­tion­al­ist, that the SHS pro­gram, the free com­pul­sory sec­ondary school pro­gram that they have in­tro­duced, is re­ally an idea whose time has come, and Ghana is to be com­mended for it,” the pres­i­dency quoted Quartey as say­ing in a re­lease. — Xin­hua.

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