March 8, 2019

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has challenged the media to investigate reports reaching his office that most girls are getting pregnant, as a result of the double tracking system in the implementation of the free Senior High School (SHS).

According to the Minority Leader, the media should take interest in the implementation of Red, Yellow and Green tracking system.

He further amended his statement, to “few girls” when the Speaker inquired if it was most girls or few girls getting pregnant.

“Some of this girls are casualties, in terms of extended stay and is adding to our social problems of our country”, he lamented winding up to thank the President on delivering SONA”.

Again the free SHS the President has done well but the quality of it I cannot defend it, and the President was talking about the University and having a central system for them. I do not know what that initiative means for academic freedom. University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, “I do not see how an admission central pool would solve their problems”.

There is inadequate funding that is why we introduced GETfund, to say that all the universities must have a common pool, we raise a fundamental objection to it.

“Mr. Speaker we need to remind the Universities to keep to their core mandate and mission, Legon departs from its mandate, KNUST same, Cape Coast University same, even University of Professional studies; on this floor we asked them to keep to their core mandate”.

“They have started implementing courses that would render most of our young people unemployed, yet they come and “blame the state”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/