Although he did not mention the amount of money involved during that academic year, he said such was the situation President Nana Addo Dankwwa Akufo-Addo inherited.
Dr Prempeh made this revelation when he appeared before Parliament to answer to some questions relating to the Government’s Free SHS policy.
He said the government was not oblivious of the challenges that were confronting the programme and they determined to deal with them.
The implementation of the Free SHS Policy started in this academic year.
Lack of accommodation for boarders has been identified as one of the teething problems.