Tuesday, 23 July

I'll address challenges with Free SHS in 100 days as president - Mahama

Mr Mahama outlined plans to strengthen the education sector

The flagbearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has vowed to prioritise resolving issues surrounding the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy should the NDC come into power in the future. 

This announcement follows growing concerns over the execution and funding of the Akufo-Addo-led government’s policy.

Addressing a gathering comprising representatives from various teacher unions, including the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Mr Mahama outlined plans to strengthen the education sector.

Mr Mahama explained: “Within the first 100 days of me becoming president, we will hold a stakeholder dialogue on education. It will have as part of its focus the implementational bottlenecks of the Free SHS, but it is also going to deal with how we can improve financing and teaching and learning at the basic school level and so at that stakeholder’s engagement, NAGRAT, GNAT, parents, students, educational experts, everybody is going to be there and we are going to have a discussion on access, on equity, on affordability, and on financing our educational system.”

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku