This was one of the campaign promises of newly elected President Nana Akufo-Addo. Through this program, the 400,000 students entering high school this year will benefit from free textbooks, meals and several other benefits.
This policy of the Ghanaian president aims to reduce the dropout rate.
Primary education is already free in Ghana.
According to the BBC correspondent in Ghana, they would have some concerns about the way the government would finance the program and the possible deterioration in the quality of education by increasing the number of pupils.