Attempts to smear the Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh over an imaginary award of contract for the procurement of new school uniforms for Junior High School (JHS) students have failed.
Checks from the Ghana Education Service (GES) have confirmed that there is no contract for the production or supply of the new uniform the government intends offering to JHS students.
There are lies out there that the education minister awarded the contract for the uniform to his son by name Ebenezer Opoku Prempeh at the cost of $350million.
The contract sum quoted by those pursuing the grubby agenda is even laughable because offering one uniform to JHS students estimated to be 1.5million even at the cost of GHC50 would be GHC75million and not anywhere closer to the $350million being bundied around.
Checks have also confirmed that the minister has no son who has achieved the age to execute contract and does not even have any relative by name Ebenezer Opoku Prempeh.
When the agenda failed, the story was changed by the mischief makers from his son to brother and later to nephew.
The nauseating allegation against the education minister was offered credence on Happy FM afternoon political show last Thursday.
But indeed the lies were first allegedly sparked through a facebook post by a National Democratic Congress (NDC) member, Lawyer Edudzi Tameklo.
The post reads “You register a company on the 3rd of April, 2019 and won a government contract of $350million on the 10th of April, 2019? And the owner is the nephew of the education minister.
Introduction Of New Uniform.
The Director General of the Ghana Education (GES) announced the introduction of new school uniforms for Junior High School (JHS) pupils.
Addressing the media last Thursday, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said the introduction of the uniform to pupils of JHS was a psychological strategy to make the pupils see themselves as part of the Senior High School (SHS) education system rather than the JHS.
“When you go to other countries and you finish primary school, you exit straight into secondary school; junior secondary or senior secondary is part of entire secondary education,” he explained.
He said: “In our case, our structure is such that JHS students are art of the primary school so they tend to see themselves as primary school pupils but the idea of the introduction of these uniforms is to let them see themselves as secondary school students.”
Source: tnpnewsonline. com