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General News of Wednesday, 14 October 2015


Criticisms against my free SHS policy baseless – Mahama

President John Mahama President John Mahama

President John Mahama has slammed critics of his government’s free Senior High School policy.

According to him, no amount of misinformation will change the reality of the work he and his government are doing to improve the lives of Ghanaians.

The President on Tuesday commissioned the second in a series of his promised 200 community-based senior high schools in the Central region.

Critics have, however, slammed the policy as discriminative and unsustainable.

Reacting to the claims, Mahama told a gathering of NDC supporters in Cape Coast in the Central Region that his government will not be distracted from the focus of providing the quality educational infrastructure for Ghanaians.

“You can misinform people, you can miscommunicate, but the reality of their lives is there for them to see. So if we say we are building community day schools, and you think you can use misinformation to shoot it down, the schools are there in the communities.

“We said we will build 200, so far 123 are ongoing and are at different stages of completion. I commissioned the first one at Otuam and already they have over 1,500 applications from students who would have otherwise not be in school,” he stated.

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