“John Mahama can’t read”- Education Minister

The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has fired shots at NDC flag bearer John Dramani Mahama by questioning the reasoning behind the colossal educational promises made in the NDC manifesto.

On Monday, 21st September 2020, The Education minister fired his allegations in an interview on Net2 televison.

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Mr. Opoku Prempeh explained his reason for the attack by stating that former President Mahama is contradicting  himself just so he can win votes in the upcoming elections.

“Have you heard that President Mahama is going about promising to recruit graduate teachers automatically whiles he never recruited anyone when he was president? Today he is saying he’ll recruit automatically. Because he is lying, what he has written in his manifesto is different from what he goes about saying. He says he will cancel licensing, cancel national service for teachers and recruit teachers automatically.

“First of all, all that was done with diploma teachers only and we don’t have diploma teachers anymore. So which teachers is he going to implement the policy for?” he questioned on the hot seat show

Asked by the host of the show what has made the former president unaware of the current situation, the minister answered,

“everybody knows as for President Mahama, he can’t read. Listen to what he has written in his manifesto again: the automatic posting of teachers without licensure exams will be reversed.”

He went on to reveal a contradictory statement in the NDC manifesto on the promise made by the former president to cancel the newly introduced licensure exam and the mandatory one-year national service as a condition for the recruitment of graduate teachers.

“He says he is bringing back the automatic posting but per what is written in his manifesto, if you haven’t completed your national service and have not passed your licensing exam, he won’t automatically post you,” the minister stated.