A member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) communications team, Felix Kwakye-Ofosu has questioned the genuineness of the free senior high school policy of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He says deception is the stock in trade of the NPP therefore it “lacks the credibility to make secondary education free.

The flag-bearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to increase enrollment into SHS by making it free and accessible to all if voted as president in the December polls.

The flagship programme estimated to cost GH¢78million will cover tuition, boarding, feeding and all the other charges for the 2013-2014 academic year.

However, Felix Kwakye-Ofosu on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday, said the costing for the free SHS policy is woefully inadequate.

According to him, the GH¢78million quoted by the NPP flag-bearer at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Evening Encounter is not enough for even a term.

Kwakye-Ofosu noted that government spends more than that amount on subsidies to te schools therefore he claims the NPP is being economical with the truth.

The NDC communications team member observed that even though the free SHS policy of the NPP sounds exciting, it is not the cure for the falling standards of education in the country.

He said free SHS without proper infrastructure and resources will be an exercise in futility.

The NDC youth activist added that, the NPP is noted for making gargantuan promises when in opposition but they never materialize when they win power.

Felix Kwakye-Ofosu urged Ghanaians to retain the NDC in power to pursue the Better Ghana Agenda.

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