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[N] Funding for Free SHS not a problem -Assibey Yeboah


[N] E/R: Driver, 19, Jailed 8 Years For Kidnapping And Defiling Girl, 13
[N] Special Prosecutor could wait till 2019 if parliament misses 2017 passage
[N] Petroleum Revenue Mgt. Act breached for 7-yrs running – PIAC
[N] CEDTAG Strike action leaves colleges of education deserted
[N] Nduom is not presidential material -Maurice Ampaw
[N] Police blame Kasoa violent attacks on under-staffing


[N] GMA indicts gov't for failing to employ medical doctors
[N] Ministers are not allowed to use sirens; Police order immediate removal
[N] Stay focused and deal with your controversies – Nana Addo to Zoomlion Boss
[N] We will face criminals boot for boots with ‘Father Xmas’ Operation -Ken Yeboah
[N] Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen
[N] School Feeding Coordinators Trade Insults Over Naabu & Otiko
[N] Major Mahama bill passed


[N] Free SHS: Ablakwa Donates Furniture to Schools
[N] Girls with excessive make ups may have ovary tumour – doctor
[N] Visitors pay GHc2 to see prisoners
[N] Consider our request to contest 2020 polls -NDC Chairmen to Mahama
[N] Colleges of Education still closed as talks over arrears fail  
[N] Economic policies paying off - Prez
[N] Cancer disfigures head of 2-year old, sticks mother with ¢12,000 bill
[N] There is corruption in police service- COP Ken Yeboah
[N] 3 arrested in Kumasi for robbing, raping victims


[N] Help Gov’t to achieve its revenue targets -Nana Addo to GHAPOHA
[N] NPA to close down 35 more high-risk LPG stations nationwide
[N] Uber adds Paid Wait Time; additional features for driver-partners
[N] ‘Bawumia is only confident, he knows nothing’- Minority
[N] A/R: Queen mothers grateful to 1st lady for KATH mother & baby unit
[N] If our bond was issued at 20% it would have been oversubscribed- Kwarteng hits b
[N] Tiger Eye F’dation Partners Klarity To Fight Corruption
[N] AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again


[N] Bawumia behaving like a ‘heartless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye
[B] 2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
[N] 24,377 cattle, 225 owners registered in Kwahu
[N] New agency inaugurated to boost revenue collection in oil and gas sector
[B] New Drivers’ License to be launched today
[N] Tell the true African stories through your writings – Nana Addo to PAWA
[B] Investor uncertainty, others impacted energy bond  


[N] Sack Freddie Blay for defending Ayisi Boateng – Alhaji Sani
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General News

[ 2017-05-17 ]

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Free SHS: Government must apologize for misleading Ghanaians
Educationist Prof D.K Agyemang has charged
government to render an unqualified apology to
Ghanaians for misleading them with regards to the
free SHS policy.

Barely three months to the implementation of the
policy, the Education Minister Mathew Opoku
Prempeh disclosed to Morning Starr host, Francis
Abban that only students who passed their BECE
exams will have the opportunity to enjoy the

The comment by the Minister is a clear departure
from pronouncements by President Akufo-Addo during
and after electioneering.

The latest was at the 60th anniversary celebration
of Okuapeman School on Saturday February 2, 2017
where he stated that: “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.”

The seeming retreat on the subject by the
Education Minister which was aired on Tuesday’s
edition of the Morning Starr courted unfavourable
reactions among the general public and Civil
Society Organisations.

IMANI Ghana, for instance, described the
Minister’s disclosure as unfortunate and a clear
example of the “…inconsistencies in policy making,
policy planning and implementation.”

But commenting Wednesday May 17, 2017 on the
development on Morning Starr, Prof. Agyemang said
the mêlée generated by the Minister’s comment was

“…It is rather specifying the rules or the laws
that will govern the free SHS policy,” he told
Morning Starr host Francis Abban.

According to him, the uproar regarding the
Minister’s comment was as a result of government’s
miscommunication of the implementation process of
the policy.

“After all government is not sacrosanct and it is
made up of human beings and that we should rather
back them for being sincere before the policy is
rolled out,” he said.

That notwithstanding, he charged government to
apologize to Ghanaians for the gaffe in its
communication of the policy saying “I’ll expect
government to ask for pardon for misleading
us…first of all let government ask for pardon for
misleading the country by saying it is free

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