A former Attorney General And Minister of Justice has criticized the Education Minister for calling his predecessor a "disgrace" and an "embarrassment"
- The former Attorney General and Minister of Justice also called for the Education Minister to render an apology to his predecessor
- She called on the Education Minister to "stay focused" on ensuring that government's Free SHS initiative is successful
Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu, has chastised the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, for referring his his predecessor as a "disgrace" and an "embarrassment" of a minister.
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Dr. Opoku Prempeh recently went radio airwaves and stated that his predecessor, Dr. Opoku-Agyemang's tenure as Minister of Education under the previous administration as a disgrace.
During an interview on Asempa FM on November 14th, the Education Minister stated that Dr. Opoku Prempeh, who's also a former Vice -Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), left her ministry under a lot of debt, according to the former administration's own handing over notes.
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“She doesn’t understand education”, said Dr Opoku Prempeh during the interview.
But in statement by the former AG, Mrs. Mould-Iddrisu states that Dr. Opoku Prempeh's description of his predecessor was unfortunate, and that contrary to the Education Minister's comments concerning his predecessor, Dr. Opoku-Agyemang is a "distinguished and accomplished" academic who ascended to become the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.
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“Her achievements in the arena of Education are legendary. It is unfortunate that women have to be subjected to such abuse in the discharge of their official duties. I am calling on the Hon minister Dr. Opoku Prempeh, on behalf of the women in Ghana, especially Women in Politics to withdraw and apologise for making such derogatory comments about a distinguished woman professional who is a known role model globally."
Madam Mould-Iddrisu urged the Education to "stay focused" on ensuring that the government's flagship Free SHS initiative is a success, an initiative Madam Mould Iddrisu says has already been challenged due to a tendency to "erode gains cholked in the educational sector.
"The Minister of Education under the current circumstances must be seen to be the busiest appointee, not to waste precious time in insulting his Senior in the name of politics,” said the former AG.
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