Compulsory education is a great way to make Ghana strong and its people prosperous, leader and founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has said.
According to him, compulsory education is a means of giving opportunity to every Ghanaian child to reach their human potential and live a quality life.
Dr Nduom, in a Facebook post on Saturday May 21, noted that the word ‘compulsory’ was the missing key in education policy implementation and, therefore, called on President John Mahama and main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo and other presidential candidates to support compulsory education.
“Talking ‘expanding access’ or ‘free SHS’ will not do. Our 1992 constitution supports compulsory education and that is in good order,” his post read.
According to the businessman, Ghanaians must support compulsory education and push for its full implementation so that every child can read, write, count, and reason for themselves.
Education was a key issue in the run-up to the 2012 elections.
While the governing National Democratic Congress, led by President Mahama, believes expanding access to education is the way to go, thus the promise to construct 200 Community Day Senior High Schools across the country, the NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo has been pushing for free Senior High School education.