The largest opposition party National Democratic Congress(NDC), led by former President John Dramani Mahama earlier today announced in a statement that their next government will fully absorb fees of first-year tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year.
In the statement they wrote; “The National Democratic Congress (NDC), announces that it has accepted for incorporation in the Peoples’ Manifesto, the recommendation of the Education Policy Group of the party that the next NDC government absorbs the FULL school fees of Ghanaian students who will be admitted to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year.
“This policy is an enhancement of our commitment in the People’s Manifesto to absorb 50% of the school fees of all tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year through the “KYEMUPE” policy, which will now apply to only continuing students in tertiary institutions in the country.”
The ex-president shared the link to the story announcing the quick promise on Facebook and it has garnered a lot of reactions from netizens.
The overwhelming majority of the comments hit at Mahama and the NDC for being desperate and hypocritical, with some even ridiculing the former President that he will soon promise to give free fuel to all cars, which will be registered in 2021.
Others also reminded the former President how he inflicted woes on tertiary students when he was President by introducing utility bills, as well as how he canceled teacher trainee allowance and struggled to provide even chalk in schools.
See some reactions below;