“The claim that has been made with Free Shs is that, it has increased enrollment in some astronomical numbers. The numbers I have seen and continue to analyze will show that Free SHS has not lived up to the expectations “
The Hon. Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency and former Deputy Minister for Education made this assertion on Citi Tv’s Point of View with host, Bernard Avle. This was monitored by PreciseNewsGh.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa went a step further to challenge the data put out by the Presidency and the Deputy Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum by saying that the “data is messy, very very messy “. and cited some inconsistencies to Bernard Avle.
In the 2018 budget presented to Parliament by the Hon. Finance Minister. In paragraph 621, page 114 it states “government absorbed all fees approved the GES council for 353,053 first year students. In paragraph 799 of the same budget, page 142, the figure changes to 369,951, a variance of more than 40,000. “ same budget, same document, can you believe that ? He bemoaned
This was what Mr. Samuel Ablakwa said in his concluding comments “In policy formulation, data is important and we can’t have this mess.
On Sunday, July 19, the Hon. MP for North Tongu, made claims on his Facebook page that, students who have sat for the WASSCE during the tenure of former President John Mahama outweighs the number of students coming out as first graduates of the Free SHS programme.