The Education minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has advised Ghanaians, especially teachers, to disregard comments from politicians suggesting government has done nothing to develop the education sector.
He says his observation of politicians, including his own party members, on how they chastise government for doing nothing in various sectors baffles him sometimes.
Speaking to teachers Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at the launch of the 2023 Teacher Prize Day in Accra, the Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe in the Ashanti region cautioned the public to be vigilant in believing what politicians say.
“I believe that better days are ahead of us and not behind us. Don’t pay attention to some of the assertion by my colleague politicians who will come and tell you that this government has done nothing in education”.
“Politicians are our worst enemies because sometimes I look at it and I am saying to myself, as a citizen of Ghana, if I wasn’t a politician, how would I feel if I hear both parties lambasting each other and discounting the achievements they’ve chalked with taxpayer’s money and saying that they have done nothing,” he indicated.
He further told the teachers that politicians have done some good work so they should disregard them when they tell them lies.
He says such comments are meant to merely frustrate the public since they relate to themselves nicely in Parliament and come out to lie to the public.
“Politicians have done some good work so when they are lying to you don’t hear them. When we are in Parliament we don’t say those things; we eat together, have fun together, we come on TV and we lie to you to get you so frustrated because how on earth can somebody say that the teacher student ratio at Senior High Schools in Ghana is 1:24,000?” he quizzed.