The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it is still committed to constructing 350 new Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country as promised prior to the 2016 elections, according to its General Secretary John Boadu, MyNewsGh.com has learnt.
He rebutted claims the party has reneged on its promise after winning power stating that though the timeline may have elapsed it is still committed to that pact it had with Ghanaians and will ensure its execution.
On Accra-based Asempa Fm on Wednesday, he disclosed that it was not the only area the current administration is looking at stating that more investments in education are critical to the Akufo-Addo led government.
The NPP while in opposition criticized the Mahama administration for failing to deliver on its 200 day SHS which was a major component of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s campaign message prior to the 2012 polls.
“This whole idea of John Mahama saying I will build 200 schools was in reaction to Nana Addo’s plan to build 350-day schools as part of the free SHS agenda. So John Mahama also brought this thing that I am also going to build schools, it wasn’t part of their initial plan”, Former Director of Communications of the NPP Nana Akomea stated at the time.
But when being confronted on the show MyNewsGh.com monitored John Boadu stated that the party will do more including the completion of all the abandoned blocks started under the Mahama administration.
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“The kind of investments we are injecting in education is not the E-Blocks. We will complete the all the uncompleted ones very fast. We will construct the 350 new school blocks. What matters is for us to construct these schools. Sometimes it is not just about doing it but you do it properly. Through Getfund we have taken cash for this purpose. We are just not interested in constructing buildings”, he stated.
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