Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has noted that the NPP government led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is delivering quality education, which the erstwhile John Mahama administration failed to achieve.
According to him, the Mahama government, for its eight years in power, could not improve the education sector, accusing it of failing woefully even with the provision of textbooks for senior high schools students.
Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, the Member of Parliament for Suame said “in the eight years that they were in government, they bought not a single textbook, whether core or electives for any secondary school in the country.
“President Akufo-Addo has bought and distributed core textbooks to all secondary schools in the country – he has bought supplementary for all secondary schools. It’s what is improving quality education, not just put someone in school, charge fees, have a huge bureaucracy and say you are delivery quality education,” he added
The Minister was in Parliament for a special dispensation granted by the Speaker of Parliament for Ministers to make statements about their sectors.
In a brief interaction with the press after the Parliamentary briefing, Dr Opoku Prempeh said the Mahama administration failed to invest adequately in the education sector, a problem the NPP government has provided solution to through the Free SHS program.
He added that the success of the free SHS program cannot be based only on performance in WASSCE but on the fact that some persons who couldn’t have access to free Secondary School education now do. a