Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has slammed former President John Dramani Mahama over his comments after the release of the 2023 WASSCE results.
He said it was “woefully disheartening” for former President John Dramani Mahama to belittle the success of the Free SHS programme.
Speaking to journalists during the Christmas festivities in Akim Anyinase, the Minster said it was unfortunate for Mr. Mahama to undermine the achievements of SHS graduates.
“It is disheartening to observe how Former President Mahama will go all lengths to belittle the Free SHS program and its results simply because it didn’t emanate from him,” stated Minister Oppong Nkrumah.
Mr. Mahama, during his country tour, said the outcome of the WASSCE cannot be the true reflection of the results citing to malpractices and students conniving with teachers to cheat.
Reacting to Mr. Mahama’s claims, the Minister described the claims from Mahama as “shocking and disappointing”.
“While he may not like the entire SHS program, he shouldn’t try so hard to denigrate the beneficiaries. Yes, the program may have some challenges, but to say that even the exceptional success of the students is fake is just amazing,” the Minister added.