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Ministry Of Education Debunks GHC38 Million Free SHS T- Shirt Distribution Rumor

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Free SHS: Branded T-shirts worth GH¢38 million shared to S.H.S students

Mr Yaw Opoku Mensah, the Deputy Spokesperson for the Ministry of Education (MoE), following the implied Free SHS T-shirt which cost GHC 38 million, has denied and marked the news as phony.

In a post shared on his official Facebook page on Wednesday, fifteenth June 2022, Mr. Opoku Mensah composed;

“The consideration of the Education Ministry has been attracted to a false news publication by starrfm.com which recommends that the “Service is dispersing a marked Free SHS T-shirt worth GHC 38 million to students in Ghana.

Ministry Of Education Debunks GHC38 Million Free SHS T- Shirt Distribution Rumor

What Starrfm.com reported

Large-scale printing of Free SHS marked T-shirts for circulation to approximately 1,274,412 children presently enrolled in schools across Ghana has been uncovered and detailed by Starrfm.com.gh

The T-shirts are being acquired by the Secretariat of the Free Senior High School at the Presidency’s office.

The cost of the shirts has not been revealed, however the normal expense of printing a T-shirt in Ghana goes from GHC20 to GHC60 relying upon the quality, with limits subject to the quantity of prints.

As indicated by the Ministry of Education, there are currently 827,193 second and third-year SHS students enrolled.

As per the service, an expected 447,219 first-year students have enrolled.

Utilizing a typical printing cost of Ghc30 per T-shirt, the public authority will spend about Ghc38,232,360 on the Free SHS shirts that will be circulated to the approximately 1,274,412 children presently enrolled in school.

As per Starr News Eastern Regional Correspondent Kojo Ansah, north of 100 public second cycle foundations in the Eastern area, including Technical and Vocational Education Training organizations, have gotten 41,215 shirts up to this point.

Each school got 416 T-shirts as an initial transfer, with more T-shirts expected to come for circulation.

When reached, Asiedu Acheampong, the Public Relations Officer for Ghana Education Service at the Eastern Regional Education Directorate, prevented knowledge from getting such shirts being shipped off any school.

Free SHS: Branded T-shirts worth GH¢38 million shared to S.H.S students

Not persuaded by the PRO’s explanation, Kojo Ansah moved toward Daniel Ayertey, Regional Supply Officer at the GES Regional Directorate, and inquired as to why he was appropriating free SHS marked T-shirts that the PRO claimed GES had not endorsed. Mr Aryertey, stunned by the PRO’s explanation, placed a call to him.

He later added that the shirts were acquired late last year from the Free SHS Secretariat to be given to the pupils to free.

He explained that the locale got 41,215 pieces as the main transfer, yet that in light of the fact that the stores were already filled, they selected to release it to the schools, who would then utilize their watchfulness to appropriate it to the children as they anticipated the subsequent transfer.

Although the shirts are free for pupils, a few deans and teachers informed Starr News that the printing costs are not.

They claimed that the cost of printing the shirts may be utilized to make part of the public authority’s overdue debts installment to the schools.

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