General News of Monday, 11 September 2017

Source: ghanacrusader.com

Only 'witches' will critique the Free SHS – Kofi Adams

The National Organizer of the biggest opposition party, National Democratic Congress, Mr. Kofi Adams has stated that anyone who will oppose the NPP’s free SHS program is a witch in disguise.

Speaking to Accra based NEAT FM, Mr. Adams applauded President Akufo-Addo for implementing the Free SHS and has called for all Ghanaians to support the program.

“Whoever will openly say he or she doesn’t support this free SHS policy is a witch, I mean a witch with no class. The policy is a good one,” he categorically stated.

However, two former ministers under former NDC administration, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Murtala Mohammed have criticised the program stating that it is unsustainable due to lack of funding.

The New Patriotic Party, then in opposition promised to implement a free Senior High School policy when voted into power. Since winning the 2016 election, steps have been taken to kick start the implementation of the free SHS program across the country.

A little over 400,000 students are expected to benefit from the policy that will exempt them from paying for tuition and other fees.

Kofi Adams who is now overwhelmed with the policy advised government to put in place measures to make the policy “a long lasting” benefit for the country

“There should be some quality attached to the free. The policy should benefit all including continuing students. It shouldn’t be free only for freshers but to all. If possible needy but brilliant students should have some privileges as well,” he said.

According to him “This policy is similar to the NDC’s progressively free education policy.”