The Institute for Education Studies (IFEST) believes that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) policy proposals for the educational sector in their manifesto are forward looking.
The NPP, among other things, promised to abolish the guarantor system in the acquisition of student loans by tertiary students.
The NPP is also intending to leverage on technology to advance its plans for the educational sector.
Discussing the manifesto of the two leading political parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the NPP, the Executive Director for the Institute for IFEST, Peter Partey, said on TV3’s Election Command Centre programme, Thursday September 10 that the current government had done well in implementing the promises made in the 2016 elections which include the Free Senior School Programme.
‘’If we look at the 19 things listed in the NPP manifesto, nine out of them has to do with how they can leverage technology to learning outcome and seem to have learnt from the challenges during the Covid-19 era when we tried to enroll students into our e-learning platforms, virtual teaching and online.’’
On the part of the NDC, he also recognized that the party made some significant promises for the sector.
By Regina Saka|3news.com|Ghana