Nana Addo has built 17 Senior High Schools according to members of NDC however, they will not allow him to take credit for his contribution to education in the form of infrastructure.
The NDC has put on record that they built more hospitals and educational infrastructures and that the NPP government does not come near their feet.
In comparing and contrasting the figures for infrastructure development at Senior High School level, data from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Education Management Information System (EMIS) indicates the total number of public Senior High Schools in Ghana as at the end of 2008 was 493.
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The Mills/Mahama administration (2009-2016) increased the number to 620. Meaning the NDC added 127 new Senior High Schools. Between 2012 and 2016, former President Mahama built 85 new Senior High Schools.
President Akufo Addo on the other hand (2017 to date) has managed to build some 17 Senior High Schools.
Ironically, according to the NDC, all the 17 schools were Mahama’s E-blocks that were reluctantly completed by the current NPP led government.
NDC supporters will not let this matter rest. They continue to remind the NPP led administration of the promise made by the current president to build 350 new Senior High Schools in the first 18 months of his government. The leading opposition party does not understand why for 3⅓ yrs not even a parcel of land for one has been secured for the commencement of the 360 SHS promised.
As the NDC continues to call on the ruling NPP, not to abandon projects started by the NDC led government, they must be ready to allow the government to halt its 350 new school projects if it must direct resources to existing projects. All NPP followers must also appreciate the contribution of the Mahama led government.