Parents now confessing Free SHS is a scam – Allotey Jacobs

Parents now confessing Free SHS is a scam – Allotey Jacobs

- Bernard Allotey Jacobs is calling the NPP Free SHS policy a complete scam

- The NDC man argues some parents are still buying text books for their wards to school

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The Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has disclosed that Akufo-Addo’s flagship programme, Free Senior High School, is a ‘try and error’ policy.

Allotey Jacobs in studio

Allotey Jacobs, Top NDC member

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According to Allotey Jacobs, parents across some second cycle schools are still paying bills under the pretext of buying text books for wards.

The NDC man after the launch of the Free SHS policy lauded the initiative, and threatened to 'deal' with even his own party members if they demonize the NPP over the policy.

However, speaking on Accra-based Peace FM on Wednesday, the NDC Chairman revealed how he met some parents with their wards carrying loads of text books to school on his way to Cape Coast.

Mr Allotey in his conversation insisted that some of the parents who were equally not happy in an interaction with him labeled the Free SHS policy as a deceit.

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“I saw the school children pulling a heavy bag they were finding it difficult to lift. So I asked what’s in the bag and I was told text books bought for us by parents…”

“Why is the NPP deceiving us? So despite all the noise they are making in Ghana the Free SHS is a scam,” he said.

Though the NDC bigwig refused to disclose the name of the said Senior High school billing parents to buy text books, he claimed the school is along the Cape Coast road.

He also maintained that authorities of the same school are billing parents with GHc90 through mobile text messages, therefore the much touted Free SHS policy cannot be called free as being speculated by the NPP.

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