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If Mahama couldn’t pay for feeding grant, how can he fork out 50% of tertiary students’ fees – NPP quizzes NDC


The New Patriotic Get together (NPP) is questioning the believability of the Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential prospect to deliver on his marketing campaign guarantees.

The bash suggests the many campaign claims by John Mahama are just mere charade to rip Ghanaians off their sources if provided hhe electricity.

At a push convention dubbed ‘The Youth Must Know Series’ held in Abomosu in the Atewa West District of the Jap Location, the NPP’s Jap Regional Youth Organizer, Jerry Osei-Poku said Mr Mahama’s return into electrical power will supply him the chance to further more loot the state.

He claimed, “If the incompetent Mahama could not fork out the feeding grants of universities up north these that educational institutions had to near down for months at the starting of every single time period, how can he fork out 50% expenses of tertiary students?”

In accordance to him, John Mahama in his initially time period as President explained himself as a ‘dead goat’ at a time citizens were being complaining about economic difficulty and hardship introduced upon them by sure decisions he took.

Mr Osei-Poku mentioned that Mr Mahama in the course of his time in workplace time mortgaged Ghana’s all-natural resources to his brother and cronies, doled out inflated contracts to his assignees whilst teachers, nurses and other civil servants wallowed in hardship.

In his handle, Osei-Poku as opposed the observe record of the two events in training and mentioned that information offered signifies that Mahama’s functionality in instruction concerning the 12 months 2013 to 2016 pales in comparison to the superior and enviable document of President Akufo-Addo involving the year 2017 to 2019 in the exact same sector.

Previous President Mahama and the NDC in current moments have created guarantees to make TVET cost-free, spend 50% expenses of Tertiary students and a host of mouthwatering promises.

New Senior Superior Universities, TVET centres below building

Contrary to claims that the NPP hasn’t manufactured or set up a one school, the NPP has stated 7 new SHSs that are at this time remaining made below President Akufo-Addo administration.

The universities they are noted to have facilities this sort of as administration blocks, dormitory blocks, eating halls, assembly halls, laboratories, imaginative arts/science blocks, staff members accommodation, leisure facilities, roads and external performs, and products and services and maintenance get rid of amid many others.

One particular of this sort of colleges is found in Abomosu in the Atewa West District of the Japanese Area.

The rest and additional two current educational institutions currently being upgraded to product schools are ongoing in Kwadaso, Dabaa, Akrodie, Koaso in Wenchi, Diaso in the Central Region Weija in Ga South, Kpasenkpe in West Mamprusi District and Awaso in Tarkwa Nsuem.

“Fellow Youth, the governing administration is also constructing 21 innovative Technological Vocational Education and learning Coaching (TVET) Facilities of Excellence across the country. A person of the TVET centres is located at Anyinam in the Atewa East District of the Jap Region,” Jerry Osei-Poku mentioned.

He added that the NDC could not boast of having created any this sort of centre with 8 years in government.

Recruitment in Education Sector

The NPP suggests, between January 2017 and December 2019, the government used a whole of 66, 357 instructing and non-instructing staff in the pre-tertiary amount.

In accordance to them, economical clearance has been obtained to recruit supplemental 27,367 educating and non-instructing employees comprising 16,500 recently capable teachers, 6,500 graduate lecturers, 3,232 replacement team and 1,135 non- instructing personnel.

Jerry added that the aforementioned information sums up to a staggering 93,724 work by the finish of this calendar year for pre-tertiary level though employment at the tertiary level stands all-around 6,176 considering the fact that 2017.

“Building on our fulfilled 2016 manifesto assure to accelerate the generation of careers, the NPP in our 2020 manifesto has solemnly pledged to produce far more positions for the teeming Ghanaian Youth. No single competent and experienced teacher will be jobless in our second phrase as we have carried out in our to start with time period,” he assured.

Credit card debt inherited

Relating to the training sector, Mr Osei-Poku said that for the duration of the initial phrase of the Akufo-Addo governments, all arrears and remarkable bills inherited from the NDC have been cleared.

“In the educational sector, we fulfilled substantial outstanding bills on crucial provides for the education products and services supply. There have been fantastic charges of roughly ¢31 million on the shambolic Progressively Free SHS policy, ¢9 million on Capitation Grant, ¢4 million on Feeding Grants for special faculties, ¢14 million on physical exercise textbooks for essential faculties and ¢4 million on the source of school uniforms between some others,” Mr Osei-Poku mentioned.

He included that there has also been a well timed launch of capitation and feeding grants for exclusive schools.

In accordance to the ‘Youth Need to Know Series’  President Akufo-Addo has in considerably less than 4 many years instituted academic interventions and inspiration deals for academics, instituted experienced allowance for lecturers, abolished Mahama’s 3 months’ income arrears coverage and clearing 91% of the legacy arrears emanating from identical.

They additional that the President has developed a procedure that makes certain the well timed payment of salaries of freshly recruited academics, restored the guide and exploration allowance and greater it by 200%, set up a additional economical and powerful new GES promotion course of action that has led to the marketing of 18,475 teachers in the initial 50 percent of 2020 among the other individuals.

Jerry Osei-Poku explained youth in the Jap Location with help from the celebration management is poised to protected one million votes for president Akufo-Addo in the December polls to do extra for Ghana.

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