General News of Fri, 26 Apr 201959
I’m ready to lecture ‘ignorant’ Mahama on free SHS - Deputy Education Minister
The Deputy Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has revealed that the Akufo-Addo led government is ever ready to offer free tutorials to former President, John Dramani Mahama and any other Ghanaian lacking knowledge on the implementation of the free Senior High School (SHS) policy the double track system.
“John Mahama lacks an understanding of the policy and if he makes himself available, as a Minister, I will explain the double track and everything regarding the policy to him”, Deputy Minister of Education, Hon. Yaw Adutwum said.
According to the Deputy Minister, having attentively listened to the former president, it is clear he has no insight of education issues in Ghana.
“I don’t think Mr. John Mahama wishes bad for the free education policy. He is saying all the he says because he does not understand the free education” the Minister said during radio interview MyNewsgh.com monitored.
Meanwhile, the office of former President John Mahama has rebuffed claims by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia accusing him of working against government’s flagship programme, the free Senior High School policy.
A statement from Mahama’s office insisted that, the Vice-President peddled falsehood and also misrepresented the earlier comments by the former president.
The statement signed by Joyce Bawa Mogtari, Special Aide to the former President clarified that Mahama has never been against the free SHS policy. She added that the former president had never said anywhere that the free SHS policy was bad.
She explained that former President Mahama implemented progressively free SHS and as such cannot be against the said policy adding that Mr. Mahama has only been advocating for a better implementation of the policy.