- The policy would ensure payment of full school fees for students admitted in tertiary schools across the country in the 2020/2021 academic year
- It is an improvement of the KYEMUPE’ policy which would now apply to only continuing students
- But, the NPP mocked the policy saying it could not be done
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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has mocked the ‘FA NINYINAA’ education promise of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Under the policy, the NDC would absorb the full school fees of Ghanaian students who would be admitted to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year.
According to the party’s national chairman, the policy was an improvement of the commitment in the People’s Manifesto to absorb 50% of the school fees of all tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year through the ‘KYEMUPE’ policy.
The ‘KYEMUPE’ policy would now apply to only continuing students.
Reacting to the announcement, the national youth organiser of the governing NPP, Henry Nana Boakye, said the policy was nothing but a scam.
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According to him, in a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh, the presidential candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, lacked the competence to roll out such a policy.
He said: “I can confidently say that he lacks the credibility and capacity to mobilize the over GHS2.5 billion needed to finance the deceptive FA NINYINAA promise.”
In a separate development, Mahama on Thursday promised to pay the locked principals of Menzgold customers if he’s elected president of Ghana in the December 7 elections.
The Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) shut down the gold dealership firm in 2018.
The firm was trading in gold collectibles with guaranteed returns to clients which constitutes, in essence, dealing in securities with neither the necessary license nor disclosures authorised by the Commission.
Earlier this year, the embattled gold dealership firm began repaying the locked of funds of its customers only to halt the exercise with days.
The suspension of the payment was because the CEO of the defunct company was traumatised following the picketing at his private residence by some of the aggrieved clients on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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