Mahama published 40 adverts to destroy Free SHS Policy— Veep
National Democratic Congress government created over 40 adverts in an attempt to destroy the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy promised by the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said.
Slamming former President John Dramani Mahama for taking credit for the Free SHS programme, he noted that the erstwhile administration said the NPP was only hunting for presidential seat and would not be able to accomplish the free Senior High School policy.
Dr Bawumia made these comments on the back of claims by former President Mahama that he was the first to start the free SHS policy.
The NDC Flagbearer, Mahama told residents of the Upper East Region during his recent campaign tour that he started the free SHS policy before Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP took over governance of the state.
But Speaking at the Nation Building Updates, Vice President Bawumia stated that the NDC had initially tried all means to stop the implementation of the policy in the country.
“They even went to the Supreme Court to stop free SHS. They ran over 40 adverts against free SHS. Today the NDC and their flagbearer are looking at us and saying that they started free SHS,” he said.
Vice President Bawumia stated that Mahama was confused and was allowing his quest to gain the presidential seat lure his mind to talk as if Ghanaians had short memories to discern on his claim.
“Are they confused or do they think we have short memories? Their prediction of doom for free SHS has not materialised. The results have shown that quality has not been comprised,” he added.
There has been a heated debate in Ghana following John Mahama’s claim.
Meanwhile, the Executive Director of the Institute for Education Studies (IFEST), Peter Anti has described as misplaced, the ongoing debate over who introduced the Free Senior High School Policy and President Akufo-Addo has seen the claim as a shock from an “outright lies.”