The Deputy Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament Dr. Clement Apaak, says Education Minister, Dr Yaw Adutwum has lost the right to defend the free senior high school after he enrolled his son in a private shs.
This comes after a report by the Daily Post that the minister had enrolled his ward in the plush International Community School situated at Pakyi, near Kumasi.
Reacting to this in a statement, Mr Apaak called out the education minister to explain to Ghanaians why he would enroll his son in a private shs instead of the free shs policy he is superintending over.
“His decision to enrol his ward into a private rather than a public SHS suggests that he has no faith in the fSHS he superintendents over. If confirmed, such an action will be a betrayal and a confirmation of the belief that the challenges associated with the implementation of fSHS:
a) Inadequate space and, b) Overburdened teachers and non-teaching staff, c) Inadequate and unwholesome food, d) Erratic and haphazard academic calendar, f) Double track system and g) Culture of silence; have combined to adversely affect the quality of teaching and learning in our public secondary schools.
The Minister has lost the moral right to champion a programme he doesn’t have faith in and ought to do the needful by stepping aside,” he added.