Ghana’s current Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has condemned John Mahama’s administration for failure to purchase not even a single textbook for students throughout the eight-year period.
The Member of Parliament for the Manhyia South Constituency speaking on the floor of Parliament argued that the Akufo-Addo led government has in terms of performance done far than the previous government.
According to Education Minister, some policies introduced by the Mahama’s administration such as cancellation of allowances for both students and teachers were harmful to the progress of the education sector.
NAPO speaking to journalist after the proceedings furthered that the flag bearer for the opposition NDC party’s administration failed to invest adequately in the education sector, unlike the Akufo-Addo administration which is investing heavily in Free Senior High School (Free SHS).
Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh added that the success of the Free SHS program cannot be based on solely the performance of this years WASSCE candidates but the mere fact the children who would’ve been out of school are now in school.
He noted that in the 8 years administration of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) no single textbook was procured for students.
The ranking member for Education Committee Peter Nortsu, however, denied the assertions of the current Education Minister saying “several textbooks were procured but only arrived after the Mahama administration had left office.