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Free SHS will help lower fertility rate -World Bank

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Mr Henry Kerali, world bank Country Director for ghana, has described Ghana’s Free senior high school Policy (Free SHS) as an initiative which will offer ladies the prospect to amass employable ability sets before copy.

He said such empowerment would higher prepare them for motherhood, reduces high birth rate, maternal mortality and boost the Human Capital Index (HCI).

The HCI in step with world bank, consist of the knowledge, skills and health that individuals accumulate throughout their lives sanctionative them to grasp their potential as productive members of society.

Mr Kerali aforesaid this at teleconferencing to launch a quarterly africa Civil Society Organisation and Parliamentary Development Dialogue on tuesday in Accra.

The dialogue, which would be a quarterly interactive programme among 16 African Countries, seeks to push social inclusion, answer ability and advocate for bigger voices.

Under the theme: “African Human Capital Challenges and Opportunities”, was wont to additionally discuss highlights of world bank Africa Human Capital Project (WBAHCP).

He recounted that the Bank as part of effort to improve human capital index of ghana was implementing programmes together with social protection, skills, community water and sanitation to assist modify ghana to catch up with its peers like Ruanda.

Mr Kerali gave an assurance that the Bank would support Ghana’s developmental programmes like giving second chance to people that couldn’t get access to education to be equipped with knowledge and skills to push the country up to the HCI to be the best in Africa.

Out of 100 per cent, ghana achieved 44 per cent ranking 116 out of 157 countries in the HCI report, free in 2018 ranked.

The HCI report unconcealed that 95 out of 100 youngsters in the country, survived up to age 5 whereas a toddler who started college at age four was expected to finish eleven.6 years of faculty by their 18th birthday.

It noted further that across ghana, 76 per cent of 15-year olds would survive till age 60.

It said though ghana had enormous resource potential, the country had not been able to sustainably developed, due to the weak  her human resource.

To reverse the trend, it suggested the need to speculate in its human resource to imbibe the right innovation and technology that may facilitate build the most effective use of natural resources.

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