Former President and flagbearer hopeful, John Dramani Mahama has blamed the government’s failure to finish educational projects that were under construction during the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration and has led to problem of insufficient dormitories in some senior high schools.
He contends that establishment of infrastructural projects like administrative buildings, classrooms, and dormitories have delayed under the current administration.
This flows from the circulation of a video which showed some students of the Ghana Senior High School in Tamale were sleeping in toilet cubicles.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) interdicted the headmaster and senior housemaster of the school for investigations to commence.
Interacting with delegates at Nkwanta in the Oti Region, John Mahama says feeding in some schools is also a challenge.
“The students are unable to get a decent place to sleep when they go to school because the government has refused to continue most of the infrastructure including dormitories which were under construction before we left office. This situation poses a challenge to the educational sector. Most of the students also go hungry while in school. Headmasters are prevented from intervening. We will change the situation in our next government,” Mr. Mahama said.