Award-winning Ghanaian actor Van Vicker has endorsed Nana Addo’s Free Senior High School policy.
According to the actor, the Free SHS policy, although not perfect(yet) has enabled hundreds of thousands of Ghanaian youth to further their education.
Sharing his personal experience, the actor said that he would have been to University in 1996 if the SHS policy existed. He added that he couldn’t attend University because his mother spent all her money paying for his SHS expenses.
Read his statement below
This is NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT.
My name is Van Vicker, an actor, a film maker, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a businessman, etc. and I want to call a spade a spade.
The FREE SHS program has enabled hundreds of thousands of Ghanaian youth to further their education.
It is not a perfect system (yet) but for the fact that an SHS student dropout can return to the classroom or for the fact that a JHS student can continue his/her secondary education for FREE is incredible.
I put a premium on education FOR ALL.
I would have enrolled at the university back in 1996 IF THE FREE SHS PROGRAM EXISTED, unfortunately it didn’t. My secondary education expenses depleted mama’s savings so I kissed my dream of being a gynecologist good bye. My narration today is not to say I regret my current profession but rather to unequivocally state that THE FREE SHS PROGRAM BENEFITS OUR YOUTH and only if it was implemented back in my day, my mother would have SAVED enough to eventually fund my tertiary education.
THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT. IT IS MY EMPIRICISM
Long Live Democracy
Long Live FREE SHS
Long Live ????????