The Member of Parliament for Zabzuzgu constituency, Alhassan Umar has painted glooming picture about the future of Ghanaian children benefiting the New Patriotic Party government Free Senior High School flagship policy.
He described the implementation of the free SHS as disaster, Cormier and social menace that’s coming in the next four years. There will be school drop outs, the country Ghana is in big trouble, Mr Umar prophesied.
He reminded Ghanaians that the current generation are not millennium but rather what he called generation Zee. The generation zee under Nana Akuffo-Addo he observed are trouble. I don’t know their future he lamented.
No school, for any effective learning to take place you don’t need to have more than 40 students in class whether in primary school or university Mr Umar noted.
The Zabzugu MP was speaking to Zaa News after he provided financial support to 70 students who gained admission into the various tertiary educational institutions.
The beneficiary students who are to pursue various programs at the universities, teacher training colleges and nursing took between 4,00 and 1000 Ghana cedis.
An international student whose admission was 2,000 dollars was also supported cedi equivalent of 4000.
The support Mr Umar said was part of his educational programme which targets tertiary students in the Zabzugu area.
Last year, 63 students were supported making a total of 150 since he became in less than two years in office.
The MP said his initiative is a step for him serve as a role model for the beneficiaries to follow, and also his way of contributing to expanding tertiary education in the constituency.
The Zabzugu MP he feels pity for the current students at the various SHS and their parents who thinks that the government is doing them a good favor.
We in the minority consistently raised issues with way and manner the government was rushing to implement the free SHS but the NPP used numbers Mr Umar explained.
Let me not sound political but objectivity is what we are looking at. The question we should be asking every politician of my kind where are their children. If you ask the president Nana Akuffo-Addo where are his children, may they have graduated but the NPP MPs.
Touching on the electricity coverage in Zabzugu, the MP assured his constituent that his vision of ensuring that every school in the constituency is connected on the national grid.
This he said will enable students in the area to learn at night. The Zabzugu legislature stated that as far as parliament was concern, the current government has not brought new contract in the energy sector and therefore all rural electrification projects currently going on was the John Dramani Mahama regime.
He advised citizens not to be deceive by the current government officials that they are providing them with electricity.