Saturday, 20 April

Increase investment in poor rural schools – Mahama to gov't

General News
John Dramani Mahama

The government of Ghana must ensure equity in the provision of education across the country, former President John Mahama has advised.

Speaking at the Ghana National Association of Private Schools Week launch under the theme, “2024 Elections: The Private Education Manifesto,” the flagbearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress said: “I believe I am who I am because my father gave me a good foundation to attend Achimota Primary School to become what I have become.”

“But you cannot say so for a child in the rural school who probably doesn’t get the same opportunity". 

"And, so, we need to look at the equity in the education system and see how we can improve investment in poor rural schools. Some of them have no chairs and curriculum has changed", Mr Mahama said. 

He bemoaned: "Four years now, the curriculum has changed yet no textbooks are available for students and teachers".