It is one of the mechanisms to address access and simultaneously relieving the fee payers.
However, I tend to think that one mechanism/element is still missing from the equation. That is 'compulsory education'.
Although free education presupposes an increase in enrolment, there are other factors that inhibit attendance, for instance those that reluctantly/deliberately missing out.
To achieve total access, free and compulsory education do complement each other. This will ensure that no young lads should be roaming around the villages/towns within the school official hour and in addition this will promote/develop greater parental responsibility/obligation.
There are consequential factors as a result of increase in access, for instance the bearing on student and system standards to have/achieve quality education. However, this can be partially addressed through strategic planning and process analysis in organisational activities.
For time being lets welcome/open this new chapter.
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