Former president John Mahama, has predicted a fall in quality education at both junior and senior high school levels due to excessive investments in the Free Senior High School programme.
According to him, the government has neglected the public basic school system making it unattractive for many Ghanaians.
Speaking at a lecture series organised by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Thursday, April 11, 2019, the former president said the government must swallow its pride, stop gagging teachers and engage stakeholders to fine-tune its educational policies.
He said education in the country is bound to suffer if the government continues to expend all its financial resource on the Free SHS policy at the expense of basic and tertiary education.
“If you are spending all your money on secondary education, and less on tertiary and basic education, then there is something wrong with your educational system,” he stressed.
The NDC presidential candidate said it is strange for the government to budget GHS2 billion on the Free SHS policy in this academic year, while other sectors of education are completely neglected.
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