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    Even dogs will reject Akufo-Addo's Free SHS food – Mahama

    Former President and National Democratic Congress's (NDC) flagbearer hopeful, John Dramani Mahama, has expressed worry over the poor nature of the food being served in the various Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country as part of the implementation of the government's flagship programme Free Senior High School (Free SHS).

    According to John Dramani Mahama, the poor nature of the food being served to the students makes them sick and uncomfortable.

    He said even dogs and other domestic animals may reject that kind of food yet these are served to some students.

    ''Today if you go to see the kind of food the children are eating in the schools…you shudder to serve such food to your dogs at home,'' he stated.

    He explained that there is a shortage of food in many of the SHSs which is making most of the students drop out of school.

    Addressing delegates and party members in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa Constituency in the Central Region, the former president said how the Free SHS is being implemented by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is very bad.

    He noted that President Akufo-Addo's Free Senior High School has come to cause more harm to the country's educational sector.

    He added that the next NDC government will decentralise the supply of food to the Senior High Schools.

    He stressed that the NDC will amend the policy to allow headmasters to take care of their own food needs unlike what the NPP has done by centralising the purchase of food for the schools.

    "We will give the money to the school authorities themselves to be able to purchase their food," he added.

    According to John Dramani Mahama, the education system under the leadership of Nana Akufo-Addo has collapsed and needs to see massive reforms.

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