Free SHS: NPP shreds NDC over double track

Yaw Buaben Asamoa

Yaw Buaben Asamoa, Communication Director, New Patriotic Party (NPP), has urged Ghanaians to retain the NPP in power to transform the educational sector as outlined in the Education Strategic Plan.

He said the plan, which spanned 2018 to 2030, sought to reform the sector and make teaching and learning more relevant to meet the human resource and development needs of the country. Mr Buaben Asamoa, made the call at a press briefing in Accra organised by the Party to highlight some of the interventions of the government in the educational sector.

He said in three and half years, the government had restored Teacher Trainee allowance, developed National Teachers Standards for Pre-service Teachers and developed a National Teacher Education Curriculum Framework to guide Teacher Education Institutions in the development of relevant world-class curricula.

Mr Buaben Asamoa stated that the government had introduced a Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Assessment Tool for all 46 Colleges of Education to promote the training of high-quality teachers and worked with five teacher education universities to develop a three-semester top-up programme for in-service teachers to upgrade and acquire Bachelor of Education.

Mahama at a durbar of chiefs and farmers at Fawohoyeden in the Asunafo North district of the Ahafo Region last week promised that within one year in office, he will eliminate the ‘Double Track’ system introduced by the government to ensure the smooth operation of the Free SHS Programme.

However, speaking at a press conference in Accra on Monday, October 12, 2020, the Director of Communications of the NPP, Mr. Yaw Buaben Asamoa said the largest opposition party is only deceiving Ghanaians to win votes during the 2020 elections.

“Any promises by the clueless NDC leadership to abolish Double Track in seven months is unrealistic, shameless and desperate,” Mr. Asamoa said.

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