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Thursday 17 August 2017

2017-05-26

[N] Adom FM’s ‘Y3gye y3 sika’ demo attracts over 2,300 protesters
[N] Gun attacks in Tema not robberies – Police
[N] Family of three electrocuted at Kpone
[N] Kufuor commends Raising Readers initiative  
[N] Atuguba, Kumbour to speak at maiden revolutionary lecture series
[N] Two defiant galamseyers busted
[N] Fourteen Takoradi fire victims to be transferred to Interbeton
[N] Hajj: Fate of 452 pilgrims ‘left-behind’ in 2016 still hanging
[N] EOCO rescues seven girls
[N] Nana Addo jets off to Liberia today  
[N] Don't beg for corrupt officials - President cautions  
[N] Leaked sex tape involving two SHS students goes viral  
[N] Man shot in Wa

2017-05-24

[B] Employers’ Association proposes extension of maternity leave by 2 weeks
[B] Producer price inflation drops to 4.8%
[B] EU, GIZ to support skills development with €10.7m
[B] 6 concessionaires to start inspection of ECG assets - Ing. Owura
[N] Man grabbed over Kumasi murder
[N] End cycle of vindictive politics - Nyaho to Akufo-Addo
[N] Values of hard work and honesty fading - Chief Justice
[N] Finance Ministry gives clearance for allied health workers employment
[N] Learn from my mistakes; don’t buy tractors for farmers – Mahama to Akufo-Addo
[N] NDC foot soldiers benefit from LEAP
[N] Phone tracker leads to arrest of robber
[N] Re-arrest Delta Force 8 now - PPP
[N] CEO busted in $1.2m bribery scandal  
[N] Galamsey Queen goes ‘mad’
[N] Police issues crime alert
[N] Man kills sister-in-law
[N] BNI probes 3 Mahama appointees over $4m graft
[N] I was jailed 3 years because of Aisha Huang - Former aide
[N] MP begs Kumbuor over false ‘military galamsey’ claim
[N] Pregnant nurses protesting exam ban won't be victimized  
[N] Ghana Gas helicopters not missing – Kwabena Donkor

2017-05-23

[B] Tullow eyes new fields beyond Jubilee & TEN
[B] ECG concession: bidders reduced to 6; MIDA sets eyes on financially viable bidde
[B] Former MP demands details on the 150 investors for ‘1-district, 1-factory'
[B] We need power to turn economy around – Agyarko
[S] Akufo-Addo's changes to ECG 'sale' agreement quite impressive - PUWU
[N] Kumbuor approved military protection for Ukraine, Russia galamseyers – MP
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General News

[ 2017-02-14 ]

Bernard Allotey Jacobs,Central Regional Chairman of the NDC

Government's Free SHS policy just a lullaby – Allotey Jacobs
Central Regional Chairman of the National
Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs
has described the Free Senior High School policy
proposed by the Akufo-Addo-led government as a
'lullaby' the government is singing to deceive
Ghanaians.

According to him, though the NPP government has
expressed optimism about the proposed
implementation of the policy, he doubted the
government would be able to sustain it.

“How free is your free SHS? I think this policy is
just a lullaby mothers sing to their babies just
to make them sleep and that is what the NPP is
doing now with their free SHS policy because they
are just deceiving Ghanaians. I don’t see any
future in that,” he stated.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has
indicated that he still stands by his campaign
promise of redefining basic education to
incorporate kindergarten to SHS and absorbing the
cost of same.

Speaking at the 60th anniversary of the Okuapemman
SHS at Akropong Akuapem, the President said the
inability of the country to give all of its
citizens the kind of education that enabled
Western and Asian countries to progress is the
missing link in Ghana’s economic development.

“For this reason, I am committed, without any
equivocation, without any reservation, without any
doubt, to take Ghana to the stage where public SHS
education will be free for every Ghanaian child.

"I want every Ghanaian child to attend secondary
school, not just for what they study in books but
for the life experiences that they will gain. I
want each of them to look in the mirror in the
morning every morning and know that they can
achieve anything they dream of when they complete
their studies,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Commenting on this on Adom FM’s Morning Show
“Dwaso Nsem” Tuesday, Mr Allotey Jacobs indicated
that the NPP government should rather focus on
accessibility and retention of students in schools
because he believes the policy is not
sustainable.

He however called on experts in education and
finance to immediately interrogate the statement
by the president on the free SHS policy.

Source - adomonline.com



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