by Sultan Nuhu Mohammed on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 5:59am ·

For now I expect all of us to know the real definition of “blackminded” person.You see blackmen, you by the Merciful Grace of God through His servant The Honourable Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, you went to school from Kindergarten through to the University absolutely without any cost to you and your family, whiles you were there, absolutely every expense was taken care of, talk of books, school uniform,shoes and socks, even common pen, pencils and erasers were all taken care of. The beautiful aspect was that whiles you enjoyed all these freebies you were paid in addition.

For centuries after the demise of our One and Only True Honourable of the Land, non of our leaders has had the good heart to implement such a God fearing policy to the benefit of the poor who continue to be the majority.

The good news as at now is that the current flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (The NPP one of the major political parties in Ghana, popularly known for its several bombings in an attempt to kill Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and eventually leading to his overthrow,) Mr. Nana Akuffo Addo, has given it a second thought over our educational system and as such has promised to give what is due to the nation with the promise of a Free Second Cycle Education if elected as president.

Brothers and Sisters, we all are aware especially  now, that certainly Propaganda is a dangerous weapon to diminish truth. soo unfortunately we have been blinded  in some  way or the other to the extent that we are  made to believe through the lies and misleading teachings and useless propaganda of the other opposing political parties who I believe have no vision for our motherland Ghana.

It is highly unfortunate for our highly educated people of today who have been given the mandate to better the life of Ghanaians are able to state in categorical terms that “FREE EDUCATION is never possible in Ghana”. I beg to differ on this one but I can boldly tell you that, if these are the kind of people leading us I beg to say but we will have no future with such leaders.

People who for many years have been beneficiaries of such laudable policy from the The Very Honourable Dr. Kwame Nkrumah are not expected to speak this way on free education, simply because we expect from them much, we expect from them to be defenders of such policies which they will attest to that it has indeed changed thier life for the better.

As a matter of fact we the citizens of Ghana are much surprised that functionaries of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) are casting serious doubts over the practicality of the policy, knowing very well it is achievable.

We do not expect them to  toy us in making us believe Free Education is “Never Achievable”, if they still stand by their current position of lambasting this proposed  free, accessible, quality senior high school policy proposed by the New Patriotic Party and the Progressive People Party in the interest of the majority of Ghanaians who are not able to sponsor their wards in furthering their education to this level.
Most surprisingly majority of our leaders who are opposing this policy are people whose parents were peasant farmers, among the poorest in our communities yet they climbed up the ladder to lead us, there is no secrete behind their success today, the glory goes to the Free Educational Policy of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah at their time. Yet these people as selfish and uncaring as we are forced to believe have  been  trying their best possible to never allow we the youth, the upcoming generation to enjoy at least similar benefits as their current stand portrays.

Many of our senior educated men who benefited and are showing gratitude to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah have thrown their weight behind the  Free education policy calling it ” a visionary idea which holds the key to the transformation of the Ghanaian society”. This is a policy we all believe will ease the burden our parents are bearing , thereby increasing their disposal income, enabling them spend on other necessities, in fact this high cost of education has  prevented several otherwise qualified and brilliant young people from furthering and in some cases completing their schooling to some good standard.

I will urge my fellow Ghanaians to embrace this policy and any other policy of it kind proposed by any of our own political parties aimed to bettering the life of Ghanaians especially this one. It is an achievable policy, it has been done already and it will be easier to implement I believe, it is never unachievable if they mean to help the nation move forward in positive direction.

 Education is the backbone of every country’s development,I  express optimism that the policy is highly achievable and indeed with proper planning and judicious use of the country’s resources free secondary education can be a reality and a possibility.

A Quote from Professor Benneh a past Finance and Economic Planning Minister :
“It is just an issue of commitment and the outlining of procedures to ensure that it works. Putting such a percentage of our country’s Gross Domestic Product into education, I think, is a worthy investment and if the government would consider it would work,”




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