“Long live Akufo-Addo’s Free SHS”- Van Vicker



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Actor, Filmmaker and entrepreneur, Van Vicker, have endorsed the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Senior High School policy.

The actor in an Instagram post explained that he would have enrolled in the university back in 1996 if the free SHS program existed.

According to him, his failure to further his education to the tertiary level in 1996 is as a result of financial constraints.

Van Vicker, who insisted that his post is not a political statement, said the free SHS Program has enabled hundreds of thousands of Ghanaian youth to further their education.

According to him, although the free SHS is not a perfect system, the fact that it affords SHS students who dropped out to continue his education for free, makes it incredible.

Read Van Vicker’s full post below:

This is not a political statement. My name is Van Vicker, an actor, a filmmaker, an entrepreneur, philantrophist, 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 continue his 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 goodbye. My narration today is not to say that 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 Ghana

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