An activist of the opposition NDC party, Dzifa Gunu following an alleged claim for parents to pay fees of wards under the Free SHS (FSHS) has said this is because the Akufo-Addo government is scared to review the policy.
The NDC man comment comes after the Minister for Education, Dr. Osei Adutwum in an interview with the Accra-based Starr FM reportedly said the government will applaud parents who wish to pay fees of their wards.
Dzifa Gunu in a social media post has said the “parents can pay fees” comment by the Education Minister means Akufo-Addo wants to review the Free SHS policy but is afraid to take the idea of his rival, John Mahama.
According to Gunu, because President Akufo-Addo condemned individuals including NDC’s John Mahama who suggested for the policy to be reviewed some time ago he is now finding it difficult to call for a review of the policy.
“Because Mr. Akufo-Addo bastardizes the “review” word when JM suggested that the FSHS be reviewed, he (Nana Addo) is afraid to say that he wants to REVIEW the policy,” the member of the main opposition party stated.
Meanwhile, Dr. Adutwum in an interview with Peace 104. 3FM, monitored by Educationweb.com.gh, has attributed the excellent WASSCE performance of the first batch of the Free SHS beneficiaries to the quality of the FSHS.