NDC first introduced Free SHS under Rawlings – Sammy Gyamfi
NDC first introduced Free SHS under Rawlings: The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has stated that the NDC was the first to have introduced Free Senior High School under former President Jerry John Rawlings.
He claimed that the NDC ensured that access to free senior high school had legal backing after it was enshrined in the 1992 Constitution.
His comments come after the Akufo-Addo administration started implementing its flagship program in the sector of education.
Sammy Gyanfi said on Metro TV Thursday that “Free SHS is not the baby of the New Patriotic Party. That is a misconception most Ghanaians have now and it needs to be clarified”.
“Free secondary school education is an initiative of the NDC/ PNDC Tradition, during the drafting of the 1992 constitution.
“And that is why it is provided for under Article 25 of the 1992 constitution. They boycotted it when we were drafting it because they said they will not be part of the constitution we have to involve the ordinary Ghanaians,” he said.
Free SHS students will punish Akufo-Addo for maltreating them – NDC’s Otukonor Free SHS students will punish Akufo-Addo: Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr. Peter Boamah Otukonor says students in the Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country are not happy with the Nana Addo led government because of the of the treatment being meted to them.
“I am trying to dispel the argument because these Senior High School children have seen how bizarre and poor President Akufo-Addo has implemented President Mahama’s Free SHS and how they are struggling in school. They are ready and angry to pin President Akufo Addo for it”. Mr. Peter Boamah Otukonor told GBC’s Behind the News program in an interview.