I won’t resign unless Akufo-Addo sacks me – Education Minister NAPO fires back

President Akufo-Addo with Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has served notice he is not going to resign over the confusion that has characterised the 2019 Senior High School (SHS) placements.

Hundreds of parents and their children have besieged the Black Star Square in the capital, Accra, hoping to get schools or change them depending on their situation. Some have collapsed in the process.

Dr. Prempeh, popularly known as NAPO, said it is only the president who can sack him.

“I know some people want me to resign because of the confusion that has hit the placement system. But I won’t pay attention to them. If the person who gave me the job, tells me today that I should resign, I will gladly do it,” NAPO told Accra-based Asempa FM.

Dr. Opoku-Prempeh also alleged it is the opposition National Democratic Congress which is behind the confusion at the placement centre, accusing them of busing parents to cause confusion.

His assertion has angered the largest opposition party in Ghana, which is demanding his dismissal.

“The NDC demands an unqualified apology and retraction of the irresponsible comments by the Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh within 24 hours, failing which he must be dismissed from office without delay to save this country from any further embarrassment, that is if President Akufo-Addo is serious about the governance of this country. Ghana deserves quality and efficient ministers of state, not reckless, clueless and irresponsible ones like Matthew Opoku Prempeh,” Sammy Gyamfi, national communication officer of the NDC said in a statement.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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