The quite shy popular Actor, Joseph Van Vicker, shortly known in the movie industry as Van Vicker has shared his life experience of his education during his young age.
Though the actor is considered to be secret supporter/member of an NDC party who though not seen on the public endorsing his affiliated party. We know as celebrity coming out to disclose party affiliation is a risk taken that can affect career in the showbiz where some fans or followers may decline.
This is what he wrote on his instagram page;
This is NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT.
My name is Van Vicker, an actor, a film maker, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a businessman, etc. and I want to call a spade a spade.
The FREE SHS program has enabled hundreds of thousands of Ghanaian youth to further their education.
It is not a perfect system (yet) but for the fact that an SHS student dropout can return to the classroom or for the fact that a JHS student can continue his/her secondary education for FREE is incredible.
I put a premium on education FOR ALL.
I would have enrolled at the university back in 1996 IF THE FREE SHS PROGRAM EXISTED, unfortunately it didn’t. My secondary education expenses depleted mama’s savings so I kissed my dream of being a gynecologist good bye. My narration today is not to say I regret my current profession but rather to unequivocally state that THE FREE SHS PROGRAM BENEFITS OUR YOUTH and only if it was implemented back in my day, my mother would have SAVED enough to eventually fund my tertiary education.
THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT. IT IS MY EMPIRICISM
Long Live Democracy
Long Live FREE SHS
Long Live 🇬🇭