Kwesi Pratt Jnr, the managing editor at the Insight newspaper says the free SHS policy will not save the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December polls.
Speaking on Peace FM, the seasoned journalist warned the NPP not to rely solely on the free senior high school policy.
He explained that free education is not the main incentive to influence the votes of Ghanaians in favor of a particular candidate.
“They are the first political party that didn’t only promise but also showed how they were going to raise the money.
The Convention People’s Party also brought about this policy in the year 2000 . . . but nobody voted for them.
So, when you take a critical look at it, it doesn’t mean necessarily you will be voted for because the pioneers were not even voted for.
From the 1950s, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah introduced free compulsory basic education; enrollment in Secondary schools went up about nearly 1000 percent in the space of five years and so on but he was even overthrown.”
According to Kwesi Pratt Jnr, winning an election has got a lot to do with the choice of the electorate of a suitable candidate than it has to do with who introduced or implemented the free education program.