The current flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has expressed concern about the deplorable educational system of the under country under the leadership of the current President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo.
While challenging the authenticity of the results of the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), the former President touched on some pitfalls within the educational sector, pointing out the non-availability of textbooks after the ruling government introduced a new curriculum for students.
Expressing worry about the lack of provision of textbooks, Mr. Mahama made it clear that it’s sheer ignorance to introduce a new curriculum without putting in place strong measures to serve as backup in case things don’t go on as planned.
He went on to state that since 2020, there have been no approved textbooks despite the change in curriculum, and even those that appeared to have been approved are full of typing errors.
As Mr. Mahama seek for a comeback in office, he expressed his willingness to fix the problem regarding the lack of textbook provision once he is voted as President next year.
Venting his anger on the Nana-led administration over its inability to provide textbooks for students, Mr. Mahama questioned the current government’s educational policies, indicating that he wonders what kind of government introduces a new curriculum and fails to supply textbooks.
He further asserted that the country’s education is in shambles while expressing displeasure over the recent WASSCE results making reference to the outcome of the results in light of the future the government is trying to build for the youth of country.