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Resign Now Or We’ll Push You Out – Builsa South MP To Education Minister

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The member of parliament for Builsa South Constituency, who is also the ranking Member of the Education Select Committee of Parliament, Dr Clement Apaak, has prevailed on the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, to resign honourably over the school placement for sale saga or risk being pushed out.

According to him, the sector minister does not deserve to be in office with all these glaring issues of corruption associated with his office.

“I have gathered all the needed information and I will be personally calling for his resignation on the floor of Parliament.

“The placement for sale is murkier than what is in the public domain,” he averred.

Dr Apaak made this call while speaking in a one-on-one interview on The Citizen Show, hosted by Kwabena Bobie Ansah on Accra 100.5 FM on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

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Dr Apaak said investigations have pointed to the fact that it was the minister’s password that was used in approving the grade-A schools for sale as part of the Computerised Senior Secondary School Placement System (CSSPS).

 

According to him, the minister appeared before a committee that was investigating the placement for sale exposé by the Fourth Estate, and he refused to name the person he gave his password to do the approvals.

He said the investigations to look into the activities of the CSSPS in connection with approvals for sale was at the instance of the ousted Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa.

This, he said, resulted in a frosty relationship between the former Director General of GES and the sector minister.

He alleged that the former Director General was an ally of the former minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh.

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“So it came as no surprise to some of us who are stakeholders in the sector when the former Director General was removed from office,” he said.

He further commended him for the initiative in having the matter investigated saying it took the ingenuity of the Fourth Estate led by Manasseh Azure for the matter to come to the fore.

“Per the Fourth Estate’s report, some parents paid as much as GHS20,000 and GHS10,000 to have their children placed in grade A schools thereby denying the ordinary child on the street the opportunity to be enrolled in these 63 grade A schools across the country,” he bemoaned

“But at the committee hearings chaired by officers from the Ministry of Education, the sector minister refused to give out the name of the officer when he was questioned about it.

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“It took a leaked document of the committee for us to know all that transpired at the committee meetings,” he concluded.

 

 

Listen to Dr Clement Apaak in the audio below:

 

 

 

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