Politics of Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Source: GNA

NPP not serious about free SHS policy –Rev. Agyei

Reverend Samuel Agyei, National President of the Christian Friends of Democracy, a Civil Society Organization, says the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) campaign promise to introduce free Senior High School (SHS) was not a serious proposition.

He indicated that a realistic approach to SHS education was to improve upon government’s subsidy thereby taking away some of the costs but not total free as is being propagated.

Rev. Agyei stated his view on the NPP campaign promise in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on national politics and development.

He said political parties needed to make realistic promises to the people and not to take them for granted because when the people’s expectations were raised very high as was being done with the free SHS campaign, any disappointment could have far reaching consequences for the democracy of the country.

Rev. Agyei deplored the situation where some persons were trying to hijack the “freedom of expression” as the preserve of a few.