Former President John Dramani Mahama has hinted at a major stakeholders’ meeting within the first three months of his next presidency to forge consensus on how the Free senior high school (SHS) policy must be implement.
He observes that there are major challenges affecting the policy as a result of the ad hoc manner in which it was implemented.
The former president stated these while addressing a lecture at the University of Cape Coast last Thursday.
The lecture was to assess the state of education in Ghana today.
It was hosted by a former Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang.
Mr Mahama, who will contest the next year’s presidential elections as candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), indicated that the country must open up consensus building as regards the incumbent government’s flagship policy.
“I want to assure you that if I become president of this country again or let me say by the grace of God when I become president of this country again, within the first three months of assuming office, we will hold a stakeholder meeting on free SHS and we will forge a consensus in this country on how it should be implemented so that we do not toy with the destinies of our children.”
He said the ad hoc nature of the implementation reared its head in the reaction of government functionaries when he indicated that the double-track system accompanying the policy will be abolished under the NDC.