The vice president of the republic of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has thrown a shade at ex-president John Mahama, intimating there would be no free senior high school policy in the country had Mahama won in the 2016 elections.
Dr. Bawumia made the comments at the commissioning ceremony of Glofert, the largest, wholly Ghanaian fertilizer blending factory at Asuboi in the Easter region of Ghana under the 1 district 1 Factory initiative.
Vice president Bawumia in his speech challenged John Mahama who is the flagbearer of the NDC to state details of how he was going to review the current government’s flagship policy Free SHS which he , John Mahama and the NDC said it was impossible when the NPP first promised it in 2012.
“It is interesting to hear the former president say yesterday that now he is committed to free senior high school education but he says he will review it when he comes. You have been criticizing this policy since 2012 but as at today, he is not able to tell us exactly what he will do…..I’m 100 percent certain that if John Mahama was in office today, Ghana will not have free SHS today.” Vice president Bawumia said.
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FREE SHS POLICY
The free Senior high school policy was promised by the NPP in the lead up to the contested 2012 election that the NDC won. The NPP maintained the promise in 2016 and won by an unprecedented margin.
The policy was implemented in the 2017/18 academic year starting with the new entrants. After the 2019/20 intake, an estimated 1.2Million students in our public second cycle institutions will be benefiting from the free SHS policy, meaning they will pay zilch for the 3-year duration of their high school education.
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