Ghana’s former President, John Mahama has pledged to within one year in his next term of office end the current double-track system practised by the Akufo-Addo government to contain the enrolment of students in schools
Explaining how the next NDC government will eliminate the ‘traffic light’ system, the flagbearer for the opposition party said he will complete the abandoned Community Day Schools, expand infrastructure in existing schools, and also include private schools in the free SHS programme.
Mr John Dramani Mahama speaking at Fawohoyeden in the Asunafo North district of the Ahafo Region debunked claims indicating he would cancel the Free SHS programme should he win the upcoming 2020 December elections
According to him, his previous administration started the programme with only day students, adding that “I have always stood for quality Free SHS but strongly against the implementation of the double-track system”.
Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in their 2020 People’s Manifesto has indicated to provide Free Primary Health Care Plan, Free Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and the Free Apprenticeship Programme to Ghanaians should they win the polls.