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“Government’s Free SHS centered investment in education disappointing” – Political analyst

Political and social commentator, Mr Afram Ortis has taken a swipe at government for it’s rigid posture to educational concerns in the country.
According to Mr. Ortis who is also an economist, the government is channeling almost all resources available on the Secondary Education just to sustain the Free SHS policy.
By so doing, other critical aspects of education is virtually left out and that makes the education sector remains unprogressive.
Mr. Afram Ortis, a resident and a Teacher at Akumadan in the Offinso North District of Ashanti Region was reacting to Vice president Mahamudu Bawaumia’s recent statement in which he affirmed government’s commitment to invest more resources in the education sector
The statement read on his behalf by Senior Presidential Advisor, Nana Yaw Osafo Maafo at the Launch of 2022 Educational Week in Accra on Monday indicated that “government’s commitment to invest more in the education sector remains unshaken”
But in a pannel discussion on CruzFM morning show on Thursday 13 October 2022, the outspoken educationist expressed disappointment in the kind of investment the NPP government is making in the education sector, saying a chunk of the said investment has been a “Free SHS centered” which according to him is not helpful.
He further referenced to some infrastructural lapses in primary schools across the country with government putting less effort in addressing such critical challenges in the education sector.
On the school feeding policy for instance, Mr. Afram Ortis observed brutal partiality on the side of government where ‘free hot meals’ are provided for day students in SHS but denies  their junior counterparts at JHS level.  This according to him amounts to inappropriate gesture in the education which needs to be looked at.
Filed by Issah Nabila Salifu, Cruz96.9FM

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