November 25, 2018
Minister of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has cautioned the ranking member on Education, Peter Nortsu against doing propaganda on the free Senior High School policy.

According to the Minister, it is wrong for the ranking member to contribute to the 2019 budget by saying “No TIN, No Free SHS”; “he should stop that propaganda”, he added.

“I cannot sit in this chamber for such palpable false to come out of his mouth, where in this budget if not for propaganda sake is it stated that if you do not have Tax Identification Number (TIN) you cannot enjoy free SHS”.

He noted that the ranking member should apologize to Ghanaians for announcing his own policy imposed on government.

First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu further pointed out that the matter before the House is the budget and should be followed and cautioned the ranking member against using comment made by people outside the chamber.

“A director at the Ministry of Education had made this comments, he has no power to make laws, those comments can be made outside but in this chamber let us focus on what we have before us”, he directed.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/