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NDC Deputy Communications Director, Fred Agbenyo on Tuesday dismissed reports that the Akufo-Addo government is effectively rolling out the implementation of their free SHS policy.

Making his submissions on the policy on Kokrokoo on Peace FM, Fred Agbenyo pointed out some challenges with the policy and wondered why the government would receive praise for kick-starting the programme.

Listing some challenges fraught with the free SHS programme, he indicated that parents of students in some schools in the Volta Region will have to cough up monies to "buy one metal trunk. You’ll buy one chop box. You’ll buy one student size mattress. You will buy one pillow and one electric iron…one blanket, one cover cloth, two sets of night gowns. You’ll buy pyjamas, umbrella, rain coat, handkerchiefs, sets of black sandals, white canvass, cutlery set” and so forth as their children go to the Senior High School.

To him, once "parents are still incuring some cost", it cannot be said that education is free under the Akufo-Addo administration.

As if to echo the remarks by Fred Agbenyo regarding the free SHS policy, the Central Regional Chairman of the NDC, Allotey Jacobs stressed that he is uncertain the government can make education free.

According to him, "anything that's free is not real" and so if the government is saying education has been made free in the country; it may have to revise its notes.

Allotey Jacobs, speaking to host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM's Kokrokoo on Wednesday, September 13, has wondered why the government would initiate free SHS programme whereas parents and various Senior High Schools would have to take part in bearing some costs.

He asked if the schools are going for entertainment shows, would the government bear the cost as well.

To Allotey Jacobs, though the government needs some applause for implementing the policy which will be beneficial to Ghanaians, there's nothing as free education.

"Anything that comes free, it is not real. So, no matter what parents will be paying some money…Immediately, you use the word ‘free’; it’s like everything should be free”.

Also chipping a line in the discussions regarding the free SHS policy, the NDC Director of Elections Samuel Ofosu Ampofo believed the NDC-Mahama administration was on the path to providing quality education.

He noted that, with the NDC's policy; education was to be made accessible to the poor and deprived in society but not as it has been made by the governing NPP.

He wondered why even the rich in society are to have their children going to SHS for free under the Akufo-Addo government.

Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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Name: AKD
Allotey Jacobs, Do you pay for the air that u breath, do you pay for life that u are having, So you want to tell us that all this are Not Real please come again.
Name: Kojo fosu
Progressive wat... God punish u
Name: Afua Ayirebiwaa
Dear Mr . Allotey it's either you praise the current government or you keep your mouth shut. They are not ***barred word*** and sharing to build their own castles as you've done on the Cape Coast - Kakum road, they are thinking of the welfare of our future generation first. You better praise them and don't be ***barred word***.
How much are you paying for RIGHTEOUSNESS AND GRACE? Can you pay JESUS? Its free. Just come to HIM! HA!
Name: Evil NDC Party
What about the NDCs so called progressively free? I believe it is also not real.... These NDC people are becoming dem0ns....
Name: nab
I can see evil and the devil himself in these ndc men! they will stay in opposition for a lonnnng time! BAM!!!
Name: Kwaku
All these statements must be kept and play it back to them one day. They are all praying for the failure of this laudable idea. They should be careful because GOD has a hand in this else it would not have been started. Any negative thoughts against it would attract the wrath of GOD. They know that if it succeeds it would be their end to come to power. Because Ghanaians know that they're destroyers. They can't handle it if it is left in their hands. What they know is amazing wealth to themselves. Look at them all of them are filthy rich. Where did they get their money. They have made politics so cheap and lucrative that the young ones are yearning to go into politics. This is not in the interest of the country. Just as we need the brain to rule we need the brains to be at the industries.l would have been happier to see successful academicians, professionals and businessmen to go into politics not those in rags. The govt should start looking into their wealth and start prosecuting the wrong ones to serve as a deterrence to other. That would put fear into the people that if you are given any public appointment you have toffaithful and honest.
Name: asem
why this negative statements from NDC government? is Ghana for NPP? we should be happy such a thing is happening in the country we cherished. NDC should be ashamed of themselves. What can they boast of doing during the 8 years reign of their government? and this ***barred word*** Kwesi Pratt too!! give us a break
Name: Nothing new, allotey
It's unfortunate to see a grown arrrse man be this benighted. Agya allotey, it's not funny. The joke is on u

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