NDC to petition GES over NPP busing SHS students for political rallies

Baah Akyemfuor, the deputy regional secretary for the NDC in the Ashanti Region, has voiced serious concerns over what he regards as an illegal act carried out by teachers who are purportedly gathering pupils for political rallies.

And in response, the lawmaker said that on Monday, June 17, she would file a petition with the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education as well as the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Their goal is to begin a comprehensive probe into the situation and hold all educators responsible for helping students get ready for political demonstrations.

“On Monday we are petitioning GES and the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education to question all teachers who gathered the students for the rallies,” Akyemfuor emphasized, underscoring the need for accountability and corrective measures.

Akyemfuor has pointed fingers at the NPP’s Flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, accusing him of involvement in this controversial issue.

The politician emphasized the gravity of the situation, urging immediate action to prevent its recurrence.

“Dr Bawumia has done an unlawful thing, we all need to look into this and address it to avoid recurrence,” he said on Onua FM’s morning show, Yen Nsempa.

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“We call upon parents, parent associations, Chiefs, traditional leaders, and opinion leaders to join hands in addressing this issue,” Akyemfuor urged, highlighting the importance of safeguarding Ghanaian students’ educational environment.


The National Democratic Congress (NDC) accused the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia of belittling Ghana’s education system during his recent tour of the Ashanti region.

Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NDC, Augustus Nana Akwasi, at a press conference in Kumasi, described as “worrying” the busing of students from various Senior High Schools to the NPP’s youth connect program at the Jubilee Park.

He says the act was not in the interest of the students but to create a crowd effect to shore up Dr. Bawumia’s sinking popularity in the NPP’s political stronghold.

“The laws of Ghana do not allow partisan politics in our senior high schools and so for the headmasters of these institutions to have released SHS students, some of whom are minors to participate in political activities at the time they are supposed to be in school studying, indicates how low they are prepared to go to please their NPP collaborators,” said Nana Akwasi.

The NDC has also accused the Minister of Education, Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum, of exposing the SHS students to a dangerous political adventure at the time school was in session.

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