President Nana Akufo-Addo has wished candidates participating in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) success.

“The very best of luck to the 468,053 beginning today. Free SHS awaits you in September 2017. Seize this opportunity with both hands and open the door to your own and Ghana’s bright future,” Mr Akufo-Addo tweeted.

Government’s Free Senior High School (SHS) is scheduled to commence in September when this year’s batch enrols for second cycle education.

By Free SHS, in addition to tuition which is already free, government said there would be no admission, library, science resource, computer lab, examination, and utility fees; there will be free textbooks, free boarding and free meals, and day students will get a meal at school for free.