Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged the Akufo-Addo government to stop harassing headmasters of schools and solve the numerous challenges confronting secondary education in the country.
Addressing Tempane delegates of the National Democratic Congress in Garu in the Upper East Region, Mr Mahama said the suspension of the headmaster of Tempane Senior High School does not change the challenges in which students find themselves in.
He said the problems of the school are real and the government must attend to them instead of intimidating people.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) suspended the headmaster last Saturday after a video went viral of an aspiring National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Joshua Akamba, allegedly inciting some students of the Tempane SHS against President Akufo-Addo over the challenges facing the implementation of the free Senior High School programme.
But Mr Mahama recalled that during his presidency, the leadership of the New Patriotic Party made visitation to secondary schools routine and nothing was done to them because the NDC is a tolerant party.
“The point is, if we want, all of us can go to those schools, and come and arrest all NDC
members. I can go to a school, come and arrest me. Do something about the condition in the schools and stop intimidating headmasters and inviting political opponents for investigation”, he added.
Mr Mahama said Ghanaians now attest to the fact that there is unbearable hardship in the country.
He has therefore committed himself to work hard to reduce the high cost of living as well as provide jobs for the people when elected in 2020.