President John Mahama has assured the people of the Upper East Region that the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government will deliver quality education for all.
He revealed that enough resources will be committed to improve the education sector.
President Mahama made reference to the elimination of schools under trees as part of government’s commitment to prioritise education. He was addressing the chiefs and people of Chiana, Navrongo and Paga all in the Upper East Region.
He said: “Our programme is that between 2013 and 2016 we are going to eliminate all cost that parents bear at the basic level. We are going to make education universal by eliminating all schools under trees so that every community where children are they can have an opportunity to go to school.”
President Mahama further outlined the NDC’s vision on improving educational infrastructure saying, “We are going to build 200 new senior high schools in Ghana and we are going to build 10 new teacher trainee colleges or colleges of education to produce teachers in order to reduce the burden on parents at the secondary level. We are going to double the amount we give in subsidy to the education service in order that we bring down the burden that parents bear in terms of school fees.”
On scholarship packages for needy, but brilliant students, the President stated, “we are going to expand the scholarships that are given, especially to poor and needy families so that we exempt them from paying school fees.”
Meanwhile, the paramount chief of Navrongo, Navro Pio Adha Arthrur Adha pleaded with all northerners to vote for President Mahama on December 7.
He said President Mahama’s next government could bridge the development disparities between the north and the south.
The chief of Chiana, Peo Thomas Ayagitam III also urged his subjects to vote massively for President Mahama and the NDC for accelerated development.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/Citifmonline.com/Ghana