Mahama’s promise to abolish double-track means he will cancel free SHS-Bawumia
The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has interpreted the decision by former President John Dramani Mahama to abolish the double-track system as cancellation of the free senior high school policy.
He has also slammed Mr. Mahama for failing to provide an alternative solution to a system he has promised to abolish when he takes over power.
The double-track system which consists of the green and gold batch was introduced by the President Akufo-Addo’s administration to afford the government with the capacity to deal with a large number of Senior High school placements where some students will not have had the opportunity to access Free SHS as a result of lack of classroom space.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has revealed that he will abolish the double-track educational system as soon as he is elected president of the country in 2020.
“We are not in opposition for affordable education but we believe it must be implemented appropriately. I will work hard to abolish the double-track system as soon as possible. We will work efficiently to provide adequate infrastructures and complete the 200 community day school project.”
But reacting to this, Dr. Bawumia said, the NDC’s candidate has not provided any better alternative because he does not have one.
”Cancelling double-track means cancelling free SHS,” he added and further asked Ghanaians to trust Nana Addo because he is the one one with the commitment to sustain the free SHS.
The NPP he added is the only administration committed to free SHS hence prepared to release the finances for the policy.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal