Deputy National Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Edem Agbana has said that students on Government of Ghana scholarships in the United Kingdom (UK) have been left stranded because their fees and subvention have not been paid.
He said over 50 of such students reached out to him when he made a post on his Facebook page on the plight of some few students who had complained to him.
He called for a stakeholder engagement to help develop a national policy on education that will ensure a high quality standard of education in the country.
“It is about time for us; NDC, NPP and all the stakeholders to come together to formulate a National Education policy. Education policy must be geared towards quality” he told Alfred Ocansey on 3FM Sunrise Morning Show on Monday 9 May 2022.
Edem Agbana also described the quality of food served to Senior High School students as low in quality due to the government’s inability to pay suppliers of food stuff to the secondary schools.
“Alfred, do you know that I have withdrawn my junior sister from the boarding house because of the complaints of poor quality of food being served in the school? I have a friend who supplies food to some Secondary Schools who are being owed for one year. I can’t mention his name and the schools he supplies to for fear of victimization” he said
It can be recalled that students of Savelugu Senior High School in the Northern Region in February 2022 embarked on a demonstration against the management of the school to register their displeasure over what they considered as poor quality and quantity of food served at the dining hall. They even alleged that the school served them with expired milk.
The youth leader of the NDC further called on the Minister of Education to be proactive and solve the challenges in the education sector rather than giving fanciful speeches.
“It is not that there is no money but it is a matter of priority. Government says there is no money but it is importing Land Cruiser V8 vehicles. Even current ministers who were ministers from 2017 has abandoned their 2017 registered cars for brand new ones” Agbana opined
By Samuel Afriyie Owusu|3news.com|Ghana