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More Students Benefited Under Mahama’s Progressively Free SHS - Kofi Adams
 
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13-Sep-2017  
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Kofi Adams, NDC National Organizer
 
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Analysis by the National Organizer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Kofi Adams on President Akufo Addo’s Free SHS policy shows that former President Mahama’s progressively free education policy, benefited more students than Akufo-Addo’s.

According to him, the Mahama-led NDC government’s progressively free education, paid all expenses of Day Students from SHS 1 to SHS 3 and also selected 120,000 Boarding Students in Ghana to enjoy the progressively free education enrolled in 2015.

Speaking on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, Kofi Adams asserted that over 500,000 students benefited from Mahama’s progressively free education under the secondary education level.

He added that in comparison with President Akufo-Addo’s Free SHS policy which only covers the first year students across the country, the number of students benefiting are 400,000; making Mahama’s progressively free education more beneficiary to students than Akufo Addo’s Free SHS.

“ . . if you add the Day Students in SSS1 to SSS3 and the selected 120,000 boarders across the country together, they were more than 500,000 students who were benefiting from the progressively free education under Mahama government . . . do you know the number of students in the first year who are benefiting from the Free SHS are just about 400,000? So the number of students who enjoyed free education policy under Mahama were more than those under Akufo Addo,” he claimed.

He however added that “the only difference is that, this government has made it all first year students across the country. The sad thing is that those in the second and third year are also poor and even poorer than those in the first year”.

He also maintained that generally nobody in the opposition NDC is fighting against the Free SHS education but wondered why the roll-out of the policy is limited to only first year students whereas it takes both the second and third year students to make SHS education complete.

“If the policy is covering only the first year students, then the NPP should make us understand that the progressive the NDC started is exactly what they are continuing but in different approach,” he opined.

Buttressing his point further on the progressively compulsory free basic education, Kofi Adams reminded that President Rawlings did same to help improve the educational ladder by providing GETFund to empower the policy as enshrined in the 1992 constitution.

Likewise Presidents Kufuor, the late Professor Mills and John Mahama did their part and it is now the turn of President Akufo-Addo.

“ . . it is the same progressively free education that President Akufo-Addo is doing except that their progressive is a bit discriminately which is affecting others and this is not too good...," he insisted.

“So free education is a good thing and no NDC member is speaking against this Free SHS; this is something bad that some people want to tag the NDC with that we are against the Free SHS policy. The position of NDC all the way through to the election is that the way the nation is, we should do it progressively so that it won’t be a discriminatory,” he stated.
 
 
 
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Name: ENOCK
JULOR
 
Name: Agyata
just bring a paper on that to prove the shs you done.
 
Name: Ogyam: NDC ARE XPERT IN CREATING ***barred word*** AND SHARING
This FREE SHS policy implementation has dazed them . They have begun to realize how it is going to negatively impact their political fortune. The policy is further grounding them in opposition. In fact, they are agonizing. THE ONE DISTRICT ONE FACTORY AT ITS VERY IMPLEMENTATION WOULD NOT HAVE A FACTORY IN EACH OF THE 216 DISTRICTS. This is what NDC have refused to understand. The policy name is FREE SHS, as to its implementation, Ghanaians should evaluate that at the end of the 4yrs. NDC wants NPP to accept the "Progressive" term, which NPP will not do. Period!
 
Name: ***barred word*** NDC PARTY
WHY NDC'S ARE PANICING THEY CAN SAY WHATEVER THEY WANT. THEY WILL NEVER COME TO POWER AGAIN OOOOOO. NOBODY SAW MAHAMA'S PROGRESSIVE WHATEER SHAME UNTO ALL THE NDC PEOPLE AND THEIR STIN-KING PARTY AND LIES
 
Name: asem
nobody heard about this your so called free SHS provided by Mahama
 
Name: Ama Texas
Ofosu Ampofo go nd ask mahama why the father can afford to pay his fees but allowed him to enjoy the free education you are all ashamed bcos of what you said about this is going to keep you in opposition forever nd ever
 
Name: Eric
I still remembers all what NDC said about Nana Addo's free SHS in 2008 and 2018. NDC are full of contradictions. The only thing they do not contradict is CREATE LOOT AND SHARE. Independent Prosecutor is coming! Ghana 'beye dedeeeeede!
 
Name: Sad
Why can't these NDC people stop talking about this free SHS thing? You are just weaving nets around and trapping yourselves. What a shame.
 
Name: I'm Having a good time in ghana
So if mahama found money for d over 500,000 students why can't Nana find money for the " very few " students his free SHS is covering ??? NDC is a Confused bunch of rascals. - !!!
 



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