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Ashanti Region: NDC Criticises Adutwum for allowing students to attend Bawumia’s tour

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National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region has said that the education minister and officials of the Ghana Education Service (GES) must bow their heads in shame for allowing students to abandon their school environment for political event during the just ended tour by Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Mahammudu Bawumia in the Ashanti Region.

The party has asked parents to stand up and speak against the involvement of their wards in political activities at the expense of their education.

Some Senior High School students from were brought by their various school authorities to the Kumasi Jubilee Park to attend a Youth Connect event when Dr Bawumia visited the Ashanti region.

The NDC has condemned the move and insisted the Education Minister cannot be absolved from blame.

Deputy Ashanti Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Baah Acheamfour, speaking at a news conference in Kumasi said the NPP used the students to cover its sinking popularity in the Ashanti Region.

“One major feature of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s tour was the bussing of students from various SHS to the youth connect program at the Jubilee Park to create a crowd effect to show up Bawumia’s sinking popularity in his own political stronghold. It makes this development very worrying because it shows the desperate lengths the NPP is prepared to go to just to create an illusion of popularity.

The law of the land does not allow partisan politics in our senior high schools and so for the headmasters of the various institutions to have release SHS students, some of whom are minors, to participate in this political activity at a time they are supposed to be in school is a cause to worry.

What is even shocking is that all these happened right under the nose of the minister of education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum,” he stated.

The NDC has also accused Dr Bawumia of neglecting victims of the Kejetia Market traders after failing to fulfill a promise to reconstruct the burnt area.

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