President Akufo-Addo says implementation of governement’s programmes have succeeded at equitable distribution and have delivered value for money.
“I take pride in the fact that free SHS and free TVET have been delivered, and our young people, and their parents and guardians, know that they will no longer be forced to stop school at JHS level because of financial difficulties,” he said.
Speaking at the Launching of NPP Manifesto in Cape Coast, the President said “it was not easily done, and, so, we intend to protect it, and prevent any so-called ‘review’, another word for cancellation.”
President Akufo-Addo added that there is no reason to believe the NDC Presidential candidate’s newly proclaimed conversion to free SHS and free TVET.
“For eight years, he and his party were loud in their assertions that they did not believe in free SHS and free TVET, they did not like the idea, they rubbished it at every opportunity, and they proclaimed that it would destroy Ghana’s educational system,” he stressed.
When the NDC was in office, he maintained, the party had a hard time trying to run even their watered-down version of their so-called progressively free education.
Former President John Mahama, according to him, said he would “review” the free SHS, and now we hear him say it has come to stay.
“Excellency, please try another one. Your credibility on this one is zero, free SHS, free TVET cannot be trusted in your hands,” he added.