Fixing The Country Ghana has expressed profound confidence in the Minister for Education; Dr. Yaw Adutwum who the Group indicated is “solid on his job” under President Akufo-Addo to take the country’s education to the promise land.
He pointed out that students are now realising phenomenal grades and passes under the Free SHS Policy and other initiatives by the education Ministry under the NPP.
He averred that the NDC had failures upon failures to cushion their ineptitude, which has earned them a permanent place in the “dumpster of our history!”
The Group was reacting to the recent unfortunate charge against the government by Clement Apaak, NDC Member of Parliament (MP) for Bulsa South who was believed to have insulted the faculty of Ghanaians by lying, that over 44,000 teachers resigned in 2021 under the current government.
At a Press Conference held by Fixing the Country Ghana and addressed by Fadi Daboussi, he averred that the said information churned out by Clement Apaak was false and that it was just a meager number of 293 who resigned.
These numbers he indicated, “was due to a few reasons being that some won the USA Lottery and moved on to settle in the USA; some got opportunities and moved on to better their lives. Of this number, some were sacked for unprofessional conduct, and did not, actually, resign! A smaller number represented those who died impromptu, or were dismissed for incompetence!”
According to Fadi Daboussi it is highly shameful that someone as Clement Apaak, who, apparently, covered an appreciable feat in education seems to “throw sense out of the backdoor.”
He said: “It must be said that when his colleague hoodlum Ministers and MPs during the unforgivable governance over a span of 27 years of the National Democratic Congress, not a single scandal was criticised by Clement Apaak. This man did not see anything wrong with the huge debt piled up at the Ministry of education by NDC’s Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang well over ten million US Dollars.”
He cited capitation for the special schools which were not even disbursed adding to the problems that were endemic in the education sector under John Mahama, the undignified manner of denying schools the basics in teaching material like chalk, as some of the many issues Clement Apaak kept mute over because it was John Mahama who was in power.
He noted that “This selective amnesia syndrome that he exhibits belittles the beautiful traditions of the Builsa folks whose historic archeology he should have dedicated his time to retrieving from beneath the soil of his native land to tell the whole world of the greatness that he belongs to, which, of course, will disown him given his pettiness, atrocious lies, and unfounded allegations of issues that do not exist!”
Fadi claimed Clement Apaak found a more lucrative means of bettering his living standards by joining the “create, loot, and share” brigade of John Mahama’s bandits.
“So when John Mahama tried to steal NPP’s Free SHS policy by introducing the so-called “progressive free senior high school education policy”, the bills were not paid. As a result, a further debt of ten million US Dollars or thereabouts was accrued. Again, Clement Apaak was finger-poking his nose as he looked the other way! NPP increased the capitation grant that NDC had capped at GHs 4.5 to GHS 10 per child,” he added.
He mentioned also that Clement Apaak became deaf and dumb when great feats are achieved by the NPP government and that under the NDC’s abysmal performance in the education sector, more students failed than any other time since independence; 75% of all candidates!
“Clement Apaak will remain the toothless hound of the NDC that barks, but cannot bite. We challenge him to defend John Mahama’s laptop fias…