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We need to improve on our communication strategy–Okudzeto Ablakwa

Former Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said that, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), need to improve on its communication strategy.

Speaking in an interview with Asempa Fm , monitored by Ghanapoliticsonline.com, he said that Free SHS is not starting in Ghana on the 11th of September this year; it is not President Akufo-Addo who is starting free SHS and many people don’t know this.”

He indicated that NDC “…had a loan facility from the World Bank under the Secondary Education Improvement Programme.

“Under this there were four components – the first was to build the 23 senior high schools, the second component was the training we provided for Maths, Science and ICT teachers and there was a third component called Quality Improvement Facility upgrade, and the fourth categorically was the scholarships for needy senor high school students.”

He said, “The agreement we signed with the World Bank for the next five years at that time – 2014 to 2019 – was on granting scholarships and implementing free SHS for 10,400 students.”

“There are over 400,000 SHS students nationwide and the current administration is not relying on loan to finance the programme.

“Also when compared to the 424,092 students who are expected to benefit from the NPP’s Free SHS policy in its first year, the 10,400 figure mentioned by Ablakwa is just a peanut,” an educational analyst observed.

According to him , its unfortunate all this information are not available to the public.

‘think the NDC as a party we need to improve on our communication strategy.’ He said.

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