The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has barely released their manifesto for the 2016 General Elections, but the plans outlined therein are already being discredited.
According to the former Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), the NDC's promise of distributing tablets to students is a SHAM!.
Mr Michael Nsowah made this statement during an interview with the Accra-based radio station, Atinka FM. He stated that there over 7 million students in the basic education sector, most of whom are enrolled in schools that lack basic IT infrastructure.
“I don’t understand why the NDC wants Ghanaians to believe they can give each student a tablet when they cannot provide the same students with textbooks,” he stated.
President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, who is seeking reelection announced on Tuesday, 13 September that his party, NDC, would share tablets to students as part of it manifesto promises.
The former director believes that it would be a shame on the NDC's part to try to pilot a programme that offers tablets to students as the incumbent party couldn't even distribute textbooks in the basic schools.
Mr Sowah continued that the current situation in most schools is nothing to write home about with about five students using one textbook.
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