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The Minority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu has described as a “hoax” the governing New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) much touted free Senior High School policy which commenced on September 11, 2017.

According to him, in as much as the policy is ‘noble’, it is ‘unsustainable’

“My message to President Nana Akufo Addo today is a simple but important one that when he goes to bed today he must rethink his free Senior High School policy. It is manifested gargantuan failure and our concerns are that we will not sit down for him to jeopardize our youngsters and the future of our country,” he said.

However, Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh wonders why the Minority leader ‘is against’ the free SHS policy when ‘he is a beneficiary’.

He has also stated that the minority are envious of the fact that the NPP has been able to implement the free SHS policy and not them (NDC).

"Haruna Iddrisu benefitted from the free SHS and so I am surprised he is the one leading the minority to stand against the implementation of this policy . . . they are all envious that we are the ones who have been able to implement this policy. You (Haruna) benefitted and you don’t want others to also benefit . . . we are tired of NDC and their antics . . . by God’s grace the free SHS will succeed. Still the battle is the Lord’s." 

The Minister of Education has also debunked claims that the ruling government does not have the funds to support the policy.

According to him, “government has the funds . . . it is never true that we don’t have the money . . . come to think of it; if they claim we don’t have the money, where did they get their money to complete their E-block building?”
Source: Rebecca Addo Tetteh/Peacefmonline.com

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Do you think NPP is as dum(.)b as NDC? You think NPP did not consider the sustainability of the policy before implementation? Didnt NDC find monies to pay judgement debts, inflated projects costs etc. Well, you need to go back to school, you are not analytical.
Name: magbin emmnauel
the question the minority is asking i think is really for the goodness of the free shs to be a great success. look at the unwise answer the minister too is saying(that the minority is anvious of the fact that they are not implementing the free shs. why will we always turn good criticisms in this country to politics
Name: Teye
Certain things in this country is soooooo annoying. At least Haruna should have allowed somebody from the southern part of Ghana who paid for his fees to lead this anti Free SHS campaign not him (a northerner who has benefited from free SHS) The next time I hear a Northerner who has benefited from free SHS saying this Free SHS policy will lower the standards of education, cannot be sustained and so on and so forth I WILL GIVE THAT PERSON A VERY DIRTY SLAP if he/she is close to me. What kind of n0n5en5e is that. If the free SHS that Northerners have been enjoying for all these years didn't lower the standards of education such that most of them are now occupying important positions in our society today how on earth are northerners telling us in the south that this time round free SHS is going to lower education standards. What the hell!!!
Name: Dogbe
You have rightly hit the nail on the head. They are so ***barred word*** of what the NPP is doing within this short period, something they couldn't doing in more than the eight that they were in power. More vim to President Nana Addo.

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