Popular Ghanaian actor Joseph van Vicker better known in showbiz as Van Vicker, has openly endorsed president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s Free Senior High School policy describing it as an incredible move by government.
According to the actor in a post he shared on his official Facebook page on Tuesday, he said he puts premium on education for all and 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.
Read his full post 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 EMPIRISIM.
Long Live Democracy
Long Live FREE SHS
Long Live 🇬🇭
Story by: Reagan O.O.Osarfo (Nana Reagan)