He noted that he will engage relevant stakeholders to ensure that the policy is bettered.
According to him, the current government did not listen to him on countless occasions as he said that a consultative and stakeholders meeting needed to be arranged to fashion out how best and efficiently to implement the free senior high school.
Mr Mahama has come under backlash from the ruling NPP and a section of Ghanaians over his criticisms against the education policy.
Speaking at a meeting with the leaders of the Ghana National Council for Private Schools (GNACOPS) in Accra on Wednesday he noted “within the first 90-days after I take office as the president of Ghana, I will call for the arrangement of a very broad stakeholder and consultative meeting on the way forward for a better free SHS.”
He however promised not to turn his back to private basic schools when back to power.
“The NDC shall ensure that all issues raised which are feasible and doable will be factored into the NDC manifesto,” he said.
The Director of GNACOPS, MrEnoch Kwasi Gyetuah, in his presentation, said the private basic schools played massive role in the development of basic education in Ghana, which should not be discounted. He said the government should be firm with the private partnership arrangement in the provision of schools in deprived areas leading to ‘build operate and transfer (BOT)’ system.
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