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Napo’ Was A Poor Student When We Were In Class, I Wonder How He Can Insult Teachers’ – Hon. Afrifa Yamoah Ponko


The loudmouth Minister of Education, Mathew Opoku Prempeh was recently in the news following his immature comments about the mode of admitting prospective students into the various colleges of education.

According to him, those who were admitted into the various colleges are with very poor results and that affects their standard of teaching.

Teachers across the country insulted the man bitterly and he was forced to respond quickly to the mixed reactions that were going on in the teaching fraternity as earlier reported by the BBC Ghana.

Discounting claims, he said that he had referred to diploma students from colleges of education as poor, the Minister said his comment had been distorted by some evil political apparatchiks for political gains but the fact remains undiluted that colleges of education graduates are much better off under the Akufo-Addo led administration than the Mills-Mahama’s eight-year administration.

On Thursday the 6th of February, the former MCE of Ejisu Municipal, Honorable Afrifa Yamoah Ponko descended heavily on the minister as he shares his story on how his teachers way back primary school through to University helped him in having the future that he has now.

According to Hon. Afrifa, The Minister of Education himself was a bad student when they were in class and he can’t justify who a good teacher is.

I wonder why the NPP must treat teachers like this. Today this, tomorrow that. The annoying of it was to see NAPO who was a poor student while we were in school to also insult teachers” he said in an interview this morning on Trust FM.