Free SHS: Professor Kwesi Yankah disowns John Mahama, says there is nothing to review

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Minister of State incharge of tertiary education at the Ministry of Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah has called the bluff of former president John Dramani Mahama, practically telling him to mind his commentary about the Free Senior High School policy.

In a press release issued by the Ministry and signed by the head of public relations, Ekow Vincent Assafuah, the Minister stated emphatically that the stakeholder engagements that Mr. Mahama hopes to hold in the unlikely event that he becomes president of Ghana again, were held in the lead up to the implementation of the policy.

Former president John Mahama while on his Central Regional Tour recently indicated his readiness to review the free SHS policy through a wide stakeholder consultation conference and went ahead to mention the learned professor as one of the eminent educationists he will consult on the policy.

But the Minister wouldn’t patronize the former president at all and have told him off.

The press release cites the minister as indicating that he has been an integral part of the development of the free SHS policy and is fully aligned with its direction under the leadership of president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The statement added, ‘’In the very unlikely event of the NDC coming into office in January 2021, Professor Yankah would therefore not be interested in being a part of any process that seeks to compromise the gains achieved by the free SHS policy. He therefore wishes to advice Mr. Mahama to desist from drawing him into his campaign on education’’



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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