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Bill for Free Senior High School to be Introduced in Parliament

As part of moves to regulate and sustain the free senior high school policy, the government is presenting a bill to Parliament for consideration.

This comes in the wake of fears of a possible cancellation of the policy by future governments.

The Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin told journalists in Parliament on Tuesday, June 10 “If we consider what that means it becomes mandatory for governments to implement. Unless it is amended no government can come and say that it is not implementing.

“If you fail to continue to implement it a citizens can go to court on it.”

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He added “I’m also able to report that the Education Minister will present the Free SHS Bill to Parliament. The chapter five of the Constitution provides some aspirational indicative.

“Those are not justiciable, but once by a policy of the government, an aspiration as a message by the constitution is put into action then to make it justiciable, you enact.

“In other words, there are provisions in the constitution that you cannot enforce, you cannot claim the right to those provisions. The fact that they are there does not mean that you can apply to the court to enforce those rights, they are aspirational,” he said.

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