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2017-10-12

[N] PURC boss, Samuel Sarpong, sacked
[N] Don’t stampede gov’t into closing fuel stations – OMCs
[N] £350k Scandal: Otumfuo clean – Sacked Bank Official
[N] 245 suspected drug peddlers, prostitutes arrested in Ashanti
[N] Don’t follow ‘malicious’ social media – Rawlings advises Media General
[N] Gov’t withdraws Zongo Development Fund bill

2017-10-11

[B] Ghana woos investors at IMF/World Bank Meetings
[B] Hybrid power stations to add 850MW to grid
[N] Agric College Students Picket At MoFA Today
[N] We don’t need cabinet meeting to solve gas explosions – Namoale
[N] Cost of home loans drop to 30.6 %
[B] Ghana’s exports rise to $ 8.9 billion
[N] Gov’t investigating report of Ghanaian ISIS fighters – Majority
[N] Tension in Bimbila ahead of late chief burial Thursday
[N] Akufo-Addo's 'one achievement, one launch' is new NPP strategy
[N] God is the reason - 13-year-old KNUST student says
[N] Workers on the Kejetia market project to lay down tools following threats
[N] Parliament tasks 3 committees to investigate gas explosions
[N] Mansco Gas must compensate explosion victims – Mahama Ayariga
[N] Police accused in Delta Force 13 case

2017-10-10

[B] Airlines upbeat about boost in business
[N] Earlier charges against Delta Forces dropped
[N] SUNDA Int. & TWYFORD Ceramics donate to gas explosion victims
[N] Operation to ban public smoking in Tamale to be activated after six arrested in
[N] AUCC founder launches book about his life as public servant and private citizen

2017-10-09

[S] Ghana Rugby team beats Mauritius in impressive Sevens campaign
[N] Thieves steal car at Legon after man fled from Atomic gas explosion
[N] Fuel explosions: NPA to employ 200 extra safety auditors – Agyarko
[N] Petrochemical workers opposed gov’t's new policy on gas explosions – Abu Ramadan
[N] Kwadaso Agric. College Students boycott lectures over unpaid allowances
[N] Court grants withdrawal of application against lawyer for EC boss
[N] Nana Addo to personally pay for presidential correspondent’s funeral
[N] NDC financiers, others frustrated our fight against 'illegal' fuel stations - Ay
[N] New Ya-Naa Will Be My 1st Year’s Crowning Achievement – Akufo-Addo

2017-10-08

[N] Kwadaso MP visits flood prone areas after heavy down pour
[I] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Touts Legacy As She Prepares To Step Down  
[N] Wassa Akropong Shooting; 4 Arrested
[N] Brother Of 13-Year-Old KNUST Student To Break Sister’s Record
[N] Encroachment of Owabi Forest cause of flooding at Atafoa- Assemblyman
[N] Kwadaso: building kills 2, 1 in critical condition
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[ 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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