I will review free SHS in 90days when elected-Mahama


John Dramani Mahama has insisted that he will review the government’s flagship free SHS policy within his first 90-days in office if elected in the 2020 general elections.

He noted that he will engage relevant stakeholders to ensure that the policy is bettered.

I will review free SHS in 90days when elected-Mahama

According to John Dramani Mahama, the current government did not listen to him on countless occasions as he said that a consultative and stakeholder meeting needed to be arranged to fashion out how best and played a massive role in the development of basic education in Ghana, which should not be discounted. He said the government should be firm with the private partnership arrangement in the provision of schools in deprived areas leading to ‘build operate and transfer system.

John Dramani Mahama also said that the government should consider tax exemptions for certain educational tools and equipment when imported into the country as well as other relaxed tax regimes for private school operators.

John Dramani Mahama advised that there should also be a policy framework that will ensure quality and effective professional teacher development in private schools.

The Director further said GNACOPS was ever ready to engage all stakeholders as well as all political parties and the current government to push strongly for the welfare of private schools teachers, managers, owners and parents for the benefit and growth of the private sector participation in education.

He finally asked the NDC to provide a policy or program that would allow the government to give logistical support to the council in their day to day affairs should the NDC come back to the government.

I will review free SHS in 90days when elected-Mahama

Prof. Joshua Alabi, an educationalist and a member of the NDC, indicated that he was impressed with the council and what they were doing to project the image of private  basic schools in the country and urged the council to continue with their engagement with all stakeholders.

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Source: Scopper news gh