The NDC running mate for the 2020 election Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang says the NDC government started the free SHS program but in a more prudent way which focused on improving learning outcomes.
She said the previous government invested in expanding infrastructure and provision of needed facilities to improve upon the quality of education as it looked at getting more students enrolled.
Speaking on an Accra based Radio station, she said the NDC government’s view on waiving fees for students was to target students who actually needed support rather than granting every student including those who could have afforded it free education.
She said that the Akufo-Addo led government “full scale” approach to free SHS is problematic, adding that, the NDC’s position on free SHS has been very clear as it started it progressively.
Professor Opoku-Agyemang expressed surprise that many people who voted for the NPP showed signs of regret almost immediately after the NDC government left office.
She said the same feeling of regret was also noticed when the NDC was consulting broadly in putting together its election 2020 manifesto.
Professor Opoku-Agyemang insisted many Ghanaians want the NDC government to return to power adding that the party goes into the 2020 elections with a message of hope for Ghanaians and is confident of victory in the 2020 polls.