- The NDC has launched its manifesto for the December 2020 elections
- NDC has promised to absorb 50% of the fees of tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year if they win
- This, according to them, will provide a form of support to students and parents following the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential aspirant, John Dramani Mahama, has promised that if he wins the 2020 polls, his government would absorb 50% of the fees of tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year.
Mahama explained that the move is to provide a form of support to students and parents as a result of the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He made this known when NDC was launching the 2020 campaign manifesto.
“... the next NDC government will absorb fifty percent (50%) of fees of tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year as an incentive to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on students and parents,” Mahama stated.
The NDC manifesto also promised to promised Free SHS would cover private SHS in deprived areas if he wins the 2020 elections, as monitored by YEN.com.gh
In a bid to continue what was initiated by the NPP, Mahama stated that the NDC would ensure that the many challenges that have fraught the initiative would be properly addressed.
While speaking at the event, Prof. Opoku-Agyemang said an NDC government will among other things, ensure a boost in e-learning in the country.
In other news, John Dramani Mahama promised that pensioners would be paid their 13th-month bonuses like normal government workers.
Mahama said he will ensure that the Pensions Act is amended to make that possible.
“...We will amend the National Pensions Act 2008 ACT 766 to improve both service delivery and financial efficiency in the SSNIT pension scheme... We will pay pensioners an annual 13th-month bonus,” he said.
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