October 22, 2021


Hon. Yaw Osei Adutwum, a Deputy Minister for Education, has stated that NDC Flagbearer, John Mahama has no vision hence free Senior High School (SHS) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) educational policies cannot be left under the care of John Mahama.

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum chided Mahama saying he has ‘zero’ credibility when it comes to implementation of free education hence cannot be trusted to sustain the ongoing free SHS policy.

“He eliminated the day school fees and then didn’t pay the schools. We had to pay…Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had to find money to pay when we came to power,” Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum told Metro TV

He continued: “The progressive was never paid since they promised…that is why when they talk about, we are going to give a discount on the fees for universities. The track record is that when you promise you don’t deliver.”

“A president who doesn’t have a vision will not use double-track…,” Dr Adutwum said.

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said: “Unfortunately some citizens thought it was not going to happen, so the first year, we had 365,000 students enrolling…then the following year everybody wanted to go; way beyond expectations…this became a great opportunity for us and was not a crisis moment because the parents have bought into the President’s vision. Everybody wants their child to go to a Senior High School…we had about 450,000 students enrolling.”

He stressed that: “Do you rather have the opportunity to educate 400,000 more students within a period of three years…or do you say, I’m going to abolish this and I don’t know what I am going to replace it with?”

The Bosomtwe MP disclosed that, John Mahama has not given the country a detailed understanding of what exactly his review entails and that sounds suspicious because the country cannot tell his position on the policy.

By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / [email protected] / Ghana / 2020

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