President John Mahama says Ghana’s education system could risk near-collapse if the free Senior High School policy being trumpeted by the NPP is implemented now.
According to him, other African countries such as Kenya and Botswana have reintroduced fee paying in their secondary schools after a free education policy nearly collapsed their secondary education system.
President Mahama who addressed students of the Cape Coast University as he begins a three day campaign in the Central Region was reacting to Nana Akufo Addo’s persistence with his free SHS promise on the campaign trail.
“Countries like Botswana, Uganda, Kenya have implemented free SHS, today as I talk to you Botswana has announced a reintroduction of secondary school fees.
“Kenya has appealed for international assistance to prevent their secondary school system from falling apart, a recent study done on free SHS in Kenya shows that it is running into major difficulties” President Mahama said.