Mahama never opposed free SHS – Asiedu Nketia

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says former President John Mahama never opposed the government’s flagship free Senior High School (SHS) policy since its implementation.

Johnson Asiedu Nketia believes some elements who want to make the former president unpopular are behind those claims.

He, therefore, wants critics to prove that indeed Mr Mahama said he will scrap the policy and he will resign as the General Secretary of the party.

“Mahama never said he will scrap the free SHS policy. How can a whole former president who has education at heart scrap a policy by his predecessor? Even in his manifesto, Mr Mahama indicated that he will deliver free SHS.

“Does it make sense? If indeed there is any record that shows that Mr Mahama said he will scrap the free SHS, just bring it and I will resign as the General Secretary,” he told Accra based Okay FM, monitored by

Mr Mahama has been criticised by the ruling New Patriotic Party and a section of Ghanaians over his criticisms against the education policy.

But, Mr Nketia said no government in the country can collapse the free SHS programme, which he said is a positive social intervention policy to benefit the people.

He noted that Mr Mahama will engage relevant stakeholders when the NDC comes to power to ensure that the policy is successful.

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