Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mantey, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has bemoaned the widespread challenges that the Free Senior High School policy has faced five years after its implementation.
Many schools, he claims, are experiencing infrastructural issues, resulting in school congestion.
He claims that headmasters are struggling to manage their schools owing to funding delays, but they are afraid of being penalised by the government if they complain.
“Ghanaians must be cautious of free things; parents who can afford to pay must pay,” remarked the moderator, Rev. Prof J.O.Y Mantey.
Nonetheless, he praised the government for enacting the Free Senior High School program, which has boosted access, but he wants the issues addressed.
The moderator made the remarks on the 70th anniversary of Abetifi Presbyterian College of Education (ABETICOE) in the Eastern area on Friday, June 17, 2022.
The Moderator and Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana declared that it is not his responsibility as Moderator and Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana to join the opposition in fighting the government.
As the leader of the two Christian organizations, he believes he has a responsibility to support and assist the government in power.
“As a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, it is not my duty to join opposition. No! No! No! No! I must help every government no matter which government it is to succeed and I will do my best to help the government to succeed and pray for this government that the government will succeed and do better to the glory of God”