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Education Achievement Under NPP Gov’t Unprecedented – Napo

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The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has detailed the successes of the Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government since it took over the affairs of the country in terms of education. 

The Minister speaking to journalists after handing over an AstroTurf pitch to his constituents in the Manhyia South Constituency reminded Ghanaians of a number of promises the NPP made in their 2016 election manifesto and how his government has fulfilled those promises.

He said: “not even Kwame Nkrumah achieved what we have done” in the educational sector.

The Minister said there has been a great improvement in the country’s educational sector under President Nana Akufo-Addo, citing the Free SHS policy which he said has brought a big relief to children and parents from less-endowed backgrounds.

The Minister revealed that the number of beneficiaries under the policy has risen to nearly 1.2 billion from 800,000.

“Free Education is a project in evolution. We have done well under the leadership of his Excellency the President. The third-year students of the Free SHS programme are in school. Generally, we haven’t heard anything, but when you live in Accra and Kumasi, you will think that things are falling apart. But when you go across the country, if we have been able to move the population to 800,000 to nearly 1.2 billion, 400,000 more students, ask yourself, if we still remained in the old dispensation, what would have happened to these students?”

The Minister added that “what we have achieved in the educational sector is unprecedented in the annals of the history of this country. Not even Kwame Nkrumah achieved what we have done”.

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