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Elections 2024: Mahama Promises Educational Reforms in First 100 Days in Office

Former President and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama has told teacher unions that he plans to introduce educational reforms in his first 100 days in office should he be elected as President in the December polls.

At a recent meeting with the leadership of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Mr. Mahama made a six-point strategy that he said would inform policy for the educational sector.

One of such proposed actions would be to adopt a “first language as a medium of instruction from KG to Basic 3”, train teachers in major local languages, build libraries and other E-blocks, and review free SHS, a policy he has heavily criticised.

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“Timely disbursement of the capitation grant to education directorates and schools will be a priority, as well as removing the capping and collateralisation of the GETFUND and resuming the free sanitary pad distribution policy. I will prioritise the revival of abandoned TVET and E-blocks in our education infrastructure drive to decongest schools and improve the quality of education,” he told union representatives at the meeting.

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The strategies according to the NDC flagbearer, would inform the party’s manifesto set for launching later in July.

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