- The flagbearer and leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, says he will end the double-track system in a year if elected
- He said he will also include private schools in the free SHS policy
- Mahama says he will do this by fast-tracking the completion of abandoned school buildings, and expands already existing facilities
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Former president John Mahama, also the leader and flagbearer of the NDC, has promised to eradicate the existing double-track system of the free SHS policy.
He said he will do this in a year of Ghanaians vote him and the NDC in the coming December elections.
Mahama said he will also include private senior high schools in the policy for them also to benefit.
This is contained in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citinewsroom.com.
He was said to be addressing a durbar of chiefs and farmers in the Asunafo North district of the Ahafo Region, where he had embarked on a tour.
Mahama also promised the people that he has always stood for free quality senior high school education, therefore, claims by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that he would abolish it when elected is not true.
He added that he first started the free SHS policy with day student during his NDC administration.
While admitting that Ghana was not heaven under his administration, Mahama said the NDC has a better track record that the NPP because many people are poor today and cannot make ends meet.
“The hardship is unbearable everywhere. People are suffering. Nothing is working these days whether you are a farmer, driver, mechanic. Let us go back and bring the NDC to power,” Mahama told the people.
He further promised that if he wins, the NDC will bring back the free cocoa fertilizer intervention that was abolished by the NPP to bring relief to cocoa farmers.
Meanwhile, Prophet Reindolph Oduro Gyebi, also called Eagle Prophet, has said that the December elections are not likely to happen.
Eagle Prophet has opened up on a vision he claimed he had from God concerning the election, and this has been published by YEN.com.gh.
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Source: Yen Ghana