Contrary to the convention that politicians should not openly campaign on campuses of Senior High High Schools, the governing New Patriotic Party ( NPP) has taken over the Damongo Senior High School (SHS) and branded it in the party colours.
According to information picked by THE REPUBLIC, the NPP has taken over the school and branded with their colour for activities contrary to the Ghana Education Services (GES) convention not to allow politicians to campaign on campuses of second cycle institution.
It would be recalled that National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) Joshua Akamba, was largely condemned for campaigning on campuses of Tempane SHS.
The Head Master of the Tempane school was suspended for allowing the students to be addressed by Joshua Akamba.
The GES subsequently issues a statement prohibiting political activities on campuses of secondary schools.
This, Dr Clement Apaak, Deputy Ranking of Education Committee of parliament took a swipe at the governing party for being hypocritical.
According to him, the ruling NPP is flouting the rules and laws of the GES.
He blasted the party and called on the GES not to discriminate in the exercises of their rules and powers on political issues in the country.
In a comment making rounds in social media sighted by THE REPUBLIC, the Deputy Ranking of Education Committee called on the school management, the GES and the Ministry of Education to explain to Ghanaians why such act of NPP should go unpunished despite the prohibition.
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Folks, the school-branded in NPP colours is Damongo SHS. How can this be acceptable, students are in school? This is a PUBLIC SCHOOL!
What happens if other political parties also start branding public schools or go to the same SHS to start branding other structures?
This is a matter that requires answers from the school management, GES and the Ministry.
If the Government has introduced a policy that allows political parties to brand Public Schools, the nation must be officially informed. If not we expect sanctions.
Dr Clement Abasinaab Apaak
M.P, Builsa South and Deputy Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba