- The Education Minister has responded to Former President Mahama's comments on Free SHS
- He has accused the former president of not wanting others to benefit from a scheme he benefited from when he was young
- He says the former president should be happy government has implemented a policy he could not
Ghana's Education Minister, Hon. Mathew Opoku-Prempeh, has given a strong response to Former President John Dramani Mahama's comments concerning how the Akufo-Addo administration's flagship Free SHS policy is faring.
According to the Education Minister, Former President Mahama ought to at least be happy the Akufo-Addo administration has been able to implement something his [H.E. Mahama] administration could not.
Speaking on Peace FM's Kokrokoo morning show, he told the show host, Kwami Sefa Kayi, that Former President Mahama's administration didn't even give students a single textbook to help their education in Ghana.
"You went for ‘free Secondary’ and had benefits thereof but as for Adwoa Atta’s child, you saying he shouldn’t go too. He should sit at home for you to stand on campaign ground and give out 20 cedis to vote for you. That mindset has expired,” he said pointedly.
The Education Minister's comments come in the wake of statements made by Ghana's former president, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, who addressed party members last Saturday at the party's Unity Walk.
“We all agree on the concept of Free Senior High School... Where we differ is about [it being done] progressively.
"Yet you say in three years for a programme that is so fundamental, you have no policy, you have no guideline, you are just implementing it in an ad hoc manner," Mahama had said.
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