There is nothing free about NPP’s ‘Free SHS’ - John Dumelo

There is nothing free about NPP’s ‘Free SHS’ - John Dumelo

- John Dumelo has said the NPP’s ‘free SHS’ is nothing free

- He said the government increased taxes astronomically as an indirect way to have parents pay even more

- Dumelo believes there are other more important things to be done in the education sector than declare Free SHS

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Actor turned politician John Dumelo has rubbished the NPP’s ‘Free SHS’ policy, saying it is not free.

He has punched holes into the policy describing it as a scam because Ghanaians are paying for it unknowingly.

According to Dumelo, before the implementation of the so-called Free SHS policy, the government increased taxes in the country.

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This, he said, was the government’s way of taking money from Ghanaians indirectly to fund the policy, therefore, it is not free.

The government increased the taxes so that instead of paying fees for their wards in SHS, they rather pay huge taxes,” Dumelo reportedly said in an interview with Adom FM.

This was gathered in a report sighted by on

To him, the best thing the NPP government could have done for the education system was to build more infrastructure, specifically more schools, train and equip existing teachers while creating employment for more.

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He added that many people have lost interest and trust in Ghana’s SHS education because of fallen standards, stressing that low-quality education is what is being offered now.

Meanwhile, the actor has said that even if he should lose the 2020 elections, he won’t give up.

In an earlier report by, Dumelo said he would rise up and contest again and again till he gets the Ayawaso West-Wuogon Parliamentary seat.

He was in the news for supporting the constituency with the construction of water points for them to access free water, among many interventions.

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