A Member of the National Democratic Congress Communication Team, Mr Lawrence Roland Arthur has entreated Government to commission School buildings built by the NDC in other to end the double track system and other School Senior School placement issues.
There were thousands of students gathered at the Black Star Square in Accra seeking to rectify errors with their placement into Senior High schools. The exercise was marred by incidents of students collapsing.
Some of them have been admitted at the Emergency Department at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge Hospital after they passed out.
Speaking to James Clarke on Morning Breeze on In Him is Live Tv, Mr Roland Arthur noted that Former President John Dramani Mahama has built lots of school buildings some of which are yet to be completed but it is unfortunate the President has neglected all these building.
“If the government has commissioned or completed these projects the chaos which happened at the blackstars square would not have happened.”
Reacting to the Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Dr. Steve Manteaw advise to government to find complementary funding sources for the free Senior High School (SHS) programme in order not to create huge budget deficits Mr. Roland Arthur said the ruling party, NPP has no plans for the country as far free SHS is concerned hence the many challenges.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of a three-day training programme for journalists on the natural resources sector policy and regulatory framework in Accra last Saturday, Mr Manteaw said because of the volatility of oil prices on the international market, heavy dependence on oil revenue could trigger a huge budget deficit that would make the financing of the free SHS unsustainable”
He has also kicked against free SHS being open for all, saying the initiative must rather target the poor since it was a social intervention.
Mr Roland Arthur said he agrees with Mr Manteaw saying that the ruling NPP has no strategic plan for the implementation of the free SHS Policy hence the many challenges in the education sector.
He said Ghanaians have the option to vote for Former President John Mahama come 2020 to make the education system better and more attractive.