NDC Manifesto: Private schools to be included in free SHS

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The running mate of the National Democratic Congress, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, has disclosed that the NDC has no plan to cancel the free SHS policy initiated by the Akufo-Addo administration.

Publicizing highlights of the NDC manifesto on Monday at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Professor Opoku Agyemang, stated that a future NDC administration will render the free SHS better and more inclusive.

“We have every plan and desire to make the free SHS much better,” she said adding that an NDC government will abolish a double-track system by completing all educational structures and E-blocks abandoned by the NPP government.

According to her, an NDC government under Mr. John Mahama will expand the free SHS policy to cover students in private senior high schools.

Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress has promised to construct a domestic airport in the Upper East region if the party wins the December 7 elections.

This was revealed by the flagbearer of the party, John Dramani Mahama during the party’s manifesto launch at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, on Monday.

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Mr. Mahama said “We will construct a domestic airport in the Upper East region,” adding “the land was secured when I was President and so we will continue with it.”

The former President also stated that the Kumasi Airport will be upgraded to receive bigger aircraft adding that various markets across the country will see a facelift using the Kejetia module.

“We will establish mini-gold refineries in the gold producing areas. We will partner with the private sector to help us achieve this. We will stop the exporting of unrefined gold.”

The former President added that his next government will scrap the law banning the importation of salvaged vehicles. He also reiterated his promise to legalize Okada and regulate it to provide meaningful jobs for the unemployed.

Source: starrfm

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