A look back at the NDC’s failed 200 Community Day SHS promise

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The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Mahama’s promises of improving the educational sector if given the mandate by Ghanaians again has fallen flat in the face of his previous record as President of the country.

Under Mr. Mahama Presidency, the NDC government only managed to complete forty-six of the Community Day Senior High Schools despite a promise of building 200 in four years.

Indeed, the NDC government kept shifting figures till they lost the 2016 elections.

Speaking at the 24th anniversary of the formation of NDC before the 2016 elections, then President Mahama said, “We expect that by November 7th we will be able to put at least 70 of these schools into operation. And as I have said, we are currently working on 123 of them.”

It was later found out that most of the commissioned schools under the NDC government were funded by the World Bank-funded, while then government ones are struggling to come into limelight since there is no cash to complete them.

Ahead of next month’s elections, the NDC is promising to build a secondary in all districts across the country.

Considering their previous shambolic record in the educational sector before exiting office in 2016, Ghanaians are determined not to fall for another deception.

Today, the NPP government under the leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo, over 1.2 million students have benefited from the Free SHS programme which has expanded access to secondary education and enabled an extra 400,000 students to enroll in Senior High Schools.

Again, the Nana Addo led administration’s commitment towards education from directors, supervisors, students, infrastructures and teaching and learning materials is unmatched in the last two decades.


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