Thu, 06 Mar 2014 Politics

Mahama's free SHS good news for Ghanaians - Nana Addo

By Citifmonline
Mahama's free SHS good news for Ghanaians - Nana Addo

The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo says  the President's decision to implement the free Senior High School (SHS) education in 2015 is good news for Ghanaians and should be welcomed by all.

In an interview with an Accra based Oman FM, Nana Addo said if the President and his National Democratic Congress (NDC) government now considers the free SHS education policy possible then it is good for Ghanaians.

'I see it as  good news to Ghanaians; everything we[politicians] do is to improve the lifes of and benefit Ghanaians. Its good news to all of us Ghanaians,' he reiterated.

According to the NPP 2012 flagbearer if now the President and the NDC see the free SHS education as possible and a good policy, it is welcomed.

He also disputed comments that the NPP will not have a campaign message for the 2016 general election. 'we will have a campaign message; they are alot of campaign messages, the issues will be about  what the NDC was able to do in power.'

Nana Addo who arrived in Ghana on Wednesday night after a six month vacation in the United Kingdom (UK) further congratulated the NPP executives for their good leadership and organisation ahead of the 2016 elections.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 general elections trumpeted the Free SHS education policy as its main campaign message amidst opposition and rejection of the policy by the NDC.

'Free SHS education' was a campaign message of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

The NPP promised to implement a free education policy for every Senior High School (SHS) student.

However, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) insisted that instead of free SHS education, emphasis must be placed on 'quality education' and improving basic education.

But President John Mahama in his  state of the nation address to Parliament on 25th February announced that his government, will from 2015, start the implementation of the free SHS policy.

'We must make education a priority again. The students of this nation deserve to have the confidence that comes from knowing that the education they are receiving will adequately prepare them to navigate this competitive global workplace,' President Mahama said.