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NPP government is facing 'credibility deficit' – Major Boakye Gyan

A former Head of Government and Official Spokesperson of the erstwhile Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), Major Osahene Boakye-Djan (rtd) has noted that, the Nana Addo-led government is facing what he termed as “credibility deficit”.

He explained that, numerous promises by the government – mainly the infamous free education policy is already sipulated in our constitution.

“Do you know that in the constitution it is stipulated that it should be free and compulsory?” he questioned in an interview with Accra based Kasapa FM.

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According to him “Our perspective was that everybody must have access to it so that the difficulty they are going through now will not have been possible. But the fundamental problem I have with the Free SHS policy is that it is not wide-ranging enough, and now if you look at the implementation critically, at the end of the day it’ll only be free in name . . . it is free but some people will not have access to it.”

His comment follows the difficulty that has rocked prospective students seeking opportunity into second cycle institutions with many critics saying the ruling New Patriotic Party is orchestrating ways to restrict the number of people to be admitted into the free Senior High School program.

The Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service have come under intense criticism over the numerous challenges that have popped in the Computerised School Selection Program which is to open the way for fresh entrants to enjoy the government’s free SHS policy.

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