Ghanaians blast Education Minister for attacking Mahama

Ghanaians blast Education Minister for attacking Mahama

The Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh, aka Napo, has come under severe criticism following his recent attack on Former President John Mahama.

Former President Mahama while addressing party supporters at the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) Unity Walk at Somanya last Saturday, chided the Akufo-Addo government over its flagship Free SHS policy.

According to Mr Mahama, government's implementation of policy was not the best way to go about it.

Ghanaians blast Education Minister over Mahama attack

Former President John Mahama and Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh

“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," he said.

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The Minister of Education who was obviously displeased by Mr Mahama's comments responded and in a not so-kind-manner.

Speaking on Peace FM's Kokrokoo morning show, Dr Opoku-Prempeh, who described the former president as Ghana's worst ever leader, said Mr Mahama, as a beneficiary of Dr Kwame Nkrumah's scholarship for secondary schools in the North, has no right to make such remarks.

"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.

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The Education Minister's comments, deemed harsh, has generated a lot of debate in the media. gave readers the opportunity to share their thoughts on the Minister's assertion that Former President Mahama was the worst of all presidents in Ghana's history.

While some attacked Dr Opoku-Prempeh for his harsh comments, others advised him to concentrate on his job and stop complaining about the previous government.

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In effect, readers overwhelmingly disagree with the Education Minister's claims that Mr Mahama is the worst president.

Juliana was wondering why the minister blames Mahama for the wrongs but fail to credit him for the rights.

Golden's comment comes off like a personal attack but it is hilarious. I bet not many of us had noticed the nose.

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James says the attack is part of government's strategy to hide their failure fo fulfil their 'numerous promises'.

For Troya ,the minister's comment was 'total rubbish'.

Hisham reminded the minister that we are out of the campaign period.

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