- Mahama claimed during a recent campaign event that the policy was started under him and Akufo-Addo is messing up with it
- But, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako says the former president never started the policy
- He said it would have taken the coming to Jesus for Mahama to be able to implement such a policy
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Veteran journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, says former President, John Dramani Mahama, lied in claiming he started the free Senior High School policy.
Mahama, who is the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), for the December 7 presidential election said during a recent campaign event that his administration started the policy in 2015.
But, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has been very poor in its implementation, and “so it ended us in double track,” Mahama bemoaned.
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Commenting on the former president’s claim, the managing news editor of the New Crusading Guide dismissed it as pure lies.
He said there was no way Mahama started the policy and that “we might as well wait till Jesus Christ comes” before he could implement what Akufo-Addo’s administration achieved in making secondary school free in Ghana.
Baako was speaking on Peace FM’s "Kokrokoo" show on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
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Meanwhile, a deputy education minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, warned that Mahama’s lack of understanding of Ghana’s educational system will lead to the collapse of secondary school education in the country.
He said the proposal by the former president to abolish the double track system within one year “will destroy Senior High School as we know it.”
Also, in an earlier report, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said critics of the policy have been put to shame by the impressive performance of its first beneficiaries. The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Friday, November 13, 2020, released interim results of candidates who sat for the WASSCE in 2020.
Analyses of the results had shown massive improvements in the performance of candidates as compared to the 2019 batch.
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