Free SHS has changed certain things that we should take note of.
1. Before free SHS, after completing JHS, and for any reason you couldn’t go to the SHS, you can chose to enroll the next year or even five years later. That is no more guaranteed. In some cases you have to pass through a long tiresome process.
2. Before free SHS, if a girl gets pregnant, she can go home, give birth and return a year or two later. That is no more. Go home and stay home forever or you start all over again. Every student has a unique code that has three years expiry. To be on the safer side, you attend the school with the pregnancy, take some few weeks to put to bed and return while someone helps you takes care of the baby.
3. Before free SHS, some candidates who fail during their wassce do return to school and start all over again or start from the middle for a second chance. That is also no more. If you want a second chance, go and attend a remedial class and write Nov-Dec.
These are some of the sacrifices we have to make.
Share in the comments section what else has changed that you realized.
Team Lead Educators
@Informed Teachers Network