Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has called on Ghanaians to vote massively for against the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 polls.
According to him, the flagship free Senior High School (SHS) policy of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will be under threat should the opposition NDC return to power.
“There is only one reason this policy will collapse. That’s if Ghanaians ever vote back the NDC. The only government that has come to destroy the social inventions; failing to bring the poor up is NDC. That’s the irony. NDC is a danger to free SHS and I can assure you that the policy will collapse if NDC is given the nod” he said in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Tuesday.
The free SHS program is the flagship education program by the new government that seeks increase access to Secondary Education by removing the burden of paying fees from parents.
President Akufo-Addo said the funds for Free SHS implementation will come from proceeds from the country’s natural resources, mainly mineral and oil revenues.
He said it will be better for such money to be used to improve the lives of people than going into the pockets of a few.
However, Dr. Opoku Prempeh stressed that the performance of the NDC in government has been disastrous especially in their implementation of any social intervention programme.
He wondered why a party which claims to be social democratic fail to meet the needs of the people when in government.
The Education Minister is certain another NDC government will see an end to the free SHS police.
Dr. Opoku Prempeh stressed the Akufo-Addo government will sustain the policy to secure the future of Ghana.
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