February 25, 2014

The Mahama led NDC administration is seemingly willing to tap into a major campaign promise sold to Ghanaians by the major opposition, New Patriotic Party(NPP) in the educational front.

The free Senior High School(SHS) education which remained the vein of the promises of the NPP delivered during the last electioneering campaign may be adopted by the current government to assist it boost the SHS education in the country.

This came to light when the President delivered his State of the Nation Address today in parliament in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 constitution.

President Mahama has thus unveiled that the Ministry of Education is earnestly preparing a report on the roadmap for a progressive introduction of free SHS education in Ghana.

Though the culture of interdependence in implementation of political ideas and policies is clearly an undesirable practice in Ghanaian politics, this policy might be a fair and unbridled idea to be rolled out to consolidate the educational system in the country especially, the second-cycle institutions.

President Mahama also added that the high demand for SHS education nowadays has made it critical for achieving the educational feat of building the 200 community based secondary schools, currently on track in the earmarked areas.

He said a ground breaking ceremony to commission the project will be held on 3rd March, thus invited all the MPs to witness this upcoming programme.

He said the government is actively engaged in building dignifying infrastructure to duly eliminate the shift system and also boosting Science Resource Centres to enhance the learning of Maths and Science in the country.

In addition, he urged various MMDAs and stakeholders to support government as it gears to embark on the redeployment of teachers in even rural and deprived communities, because of the critical short supply of teachers in deprived areas.

Jonathan Jeffrey Adjei/GhanaMps.gov.gh