The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has slated the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for lowering the standards of education with the indulgence of the current final year students of Senior High Schools in “political campaign activities.”
Their accusations come after some candidates of the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) went on the rampage in their schools over what they describe as strict supervision and swindling by government.
But the PPP in a statement has blamed the government and its flagship Free SHS policy for these condemnable acts of violence from these students.
“Notwithstanding these, the recent behaviours of our youth in schools could be laid at the doorsteps of the current administration for supervising falling standards of education in the country. We should understand that Free SHS is not a replacement for quality education where students are expected to learn social virtues that border on morality and courtesies,” the party noted in a statement.
It added, “Various government actors are using the schools for political activities and influencing students to be involved in political campaign activities. More worrying is the use of Free SHS as a tool for complacency in the development of the child where the government has assumed the responsibility of providing students with past questions instead of allowing instructors in our schools to prepare them properly.”
Read the full statement here;