Students who "chew and pour" must stay home - Former education minister

Students who "chew and pour" must stay home - Former education minister

- The former education minister has criticised the “chew and pour” mentality of students

- Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang says students who do so are not innovative

- “Chew and pour”, according to her, is a waste of 4 years spent in school

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The former minister for education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, has asked beneficiaries of the Free SHS who intend to “chew and pour” to rather stay at home.

The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast and also the 2020 Vice Presidential candidate of the NDC argues that the “chew and pour” mentality of many Ghanaian students is evident that they have no innovation and ideas to apply what is being taught them in class.

Students who "chew and pour" must stay home - Former education minister
Students who "chew and pour" must stay home - Former education minister (Getty Images)

“What are chewing, what are you pouring? If you spend your four years in school chewing and pouring then it is better you stay at home,” she said in an interaction on Joy News Probe.

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In other news, Prophet Nigel Gaisie is of the opinion that the Free SHS policy by the Akufo-Addo-led government is not working as well as it wants the world to believe.

The policy is often touted by the government as one of its biggest achievements and fiercely defended by its appointees and foot soldiers.

During a speech on February 15, 2020, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia referred to the policy as "the most significant social intervention introduced in Ghana since independence.”

Gaisie, the founder of Prophetic Hill Chapel does not fully agree with the position of the presidency, saying that everyone in Ghana is behaving like an ostrich.

"You see, we are in a nation where we are all deceiving ourselves. From the presidency to the lowest person. And I have been saying that we are all sitting on a time bomb," said Gaisie in an interview with YEN.com.gh.

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"Free SHS is not going well. It is a good noble idea. I love it. Powerful but it is not going well."

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