The Presbyterian Church of Ghana has added its voice to the growing calls for the review of the Free SHS programme. 

The Church has asked the government to allow parents who can pay to do so. 

The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante made the call at its 22nd General Assembly.

Free SHS: ‘Allow parents who are capable of paying to do so’ - Presbyterian Church to government 

”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.”

Free SHS: ‘Allow parents who are capable of paying to do so’ - Presbyterian Church to government 

Meanwhile, he also appealed to the government to consider extending the Nation Builders Corp (NABCO) programme.

Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante urged the government to extend the program while working to find a sustainable solution to youth unemployment.

Free SHS: ‘Allow parents who are capable of paying to do so’ - Presbyterian Church to government 

”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.

Free SHS: ‘Allow parents who are capable of paying to do so’ - Presbyterian Church to government 

”We plead that any arrears and allowances owed the beneficiaries are paid to help improve their circumstances,” he added.