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Politics of Thursday, 28 May 2020


Don’t be deceived, there’s nothing free about NPP’s ‘Free SHS’ - John Dumelo

John Dumelo John Dumelo

Actor cum politician, John Dumelo has punched holes into the NPP’s much-touted Free SHS policy by suggesting it’s a scam because nothing shows it’s free.

In his opinion, the government cleverly increased taxes in the country astronomically so that parents instead of paying school fees used those monies to pay their taxes; an indication that Senior High School Education is not free as being touted by the NDC.

”Free SHS is not really free as they claim because we pay indirectly through different sources, there is nothing like Free SHS”, he said.

The aspiring MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency said, in any case, the government could have waited and built more schools, expanded the infrastructure of the various Senior High Schools across the country, train and equip existing current teachers and also employ more teachers before implementing the policy because currently, people have lost trust in Secondary school education in Ghana.

“Lots of Ghanaians have lost trust in the Free Senior High School Education because the government has exchanged quality for quantity, the system is about enrolling the masses and not the quality of education provided,” he told Accra-based Adom FM in an interview.