Mother aged 51 enrolls at Keta Senior High School for free SHS


Ms.Comfort Nutsugah, a 51- year-old mother of five (5) has enrolled at Keta Senior High Technical School in the Volta region, to benefit from the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy implemented by the Nana Addo-led NPP government.

She is a second-year student studying General Arts, who has been placed in the GOLD TRACK of the double-track system. At an early age, Ms. Nutsugah dropped out of school as a result of broken home. She later sold sachet water and fried fish at Kpong and Agomenya in the Eastern region, to make ends meets. According to her, some people cheated her in the past because she could not read and write properly and saw the Free SHS.

Photo:Ms.Nutsugah in class learning

Policy as a means of acquiring basic education. “In the past, some people thought that was not educated and in doing business with them they cheated me,” she said in an interview with In her quest to acquire formal education.

Ms. Nutsugah restarted basic school at Kopeyia Bloomfield Basic School in the Ketu South Municipality in the Volta region and completed in 2018. She expressed her gratitude to the President for the Free SHS policy. “I remember I sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) with my fifth born and had it not been Free Senior High School Policy, I wouldn’t have continued my education to this level,” Ms Nutsugah said. Mr. John Lakobor Tajim, a government teacher in the school was impressed about her academic performance. “She is a grown-up student but she is doing very well in the class. She relates well with other students,” Mr. Tajim said.

Comfort Nutsugah, praised President Akufo-Addo for implementing the Policy while calling on all stakeholders to guarantee the success of the programme. Despite sitting in class with pupils, the age of her children, that has not been a hurdle in any way and she indicates that she does not find it uncomfortable. Rather, she enjoys the class and would be transferring some of her life experiences to her mates.