MULTIMEDIA IS BEING DISHONEST; THEY INDEED WENT AFTER FREE SHS
In his speech at the University of Cape Coast following the conferment of an honorary doctorate degree on him, President Akufo-Addo expressed his unhappiness about the obvious and unfair attacks on the flagship Free SHS policy.
Myjoyonline has debunked this matter-of-factly statement from the President, saying the media outfit involved the Ghana Education Service in its discussions.
Joy FM and myjoyonline are being dishonest and disingenuous. They went after the pro-poor educational programme with the ultimate intention of running it down for reasons which are more than malicious and mischievous.
It was a calculated attempt to run down the policy. What is the fact of the matter is that for three consecutive days, these Multimedia outfits ran down the policy by inviting people to churn out falsehoods about Free SHS. These invited guests had negative comments, reviews and story lines about the policy. These went on without corresponding responses from the Ghana Education Service or the Education Ministry.
In fact, the Education Minister, on Good Evening Ghana, said that the GES tried to call in to have their side of the issues being discussed but the outfit was never allowed entry onto the programme.
The GES Director General also said the same thing, that he made several attempts to get on to the programme but all to no avail.
If the agenda was not to tarnish the image of the programme and ruin it, Joy FM would not have undertaken such a lopsided project.
A media house with such a mindset is a danger to the growth and development of the country. Multimedia was in to destroy Free SHS!
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.