The Minority in Parliament has accused government of intimidating school heads with dismissals if they publicly complain about the challenges facing its free SHS policy.
The Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu explained that Head teachers have decided to stay mute following the difficulties they are facing in their respective schools.
He stated at a press conference on Monday, that if the NPP had any modicum of respect for the good people of Ghana, they should at the very least be apologizing to Ghanaian for their inability to fulfill the promise for which they were voted.
“By its inability to roll out Free SHS to cover those in second and third years, the NPP has only successfully vindicated those who said Akufo-Addo’s Free SHS promise was a hoax. What we have have been presented by the NPP is simply another version of Progressively Free SHS for some first years students.”
The Minority leader argued that contracts under the programme would be given to only faithful of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“We still have fresh memories of how a similar approach with the School Feeding Programme at the basic level led to the serving of sub-standard maggot-infested food, mass hospitalization of pupils which all culminated in the Dutch Government pulling out from its sponsorship of the programme,” Mr Iddrisu said.
The Free SHS kicked start today with beneficiaries reporting to their various schools to begin the processes for their enrollment.
President Akuffo Addo is expected to launch the free SHS policy on Tuesday.