Richard Ahiagbah Says Mahama’s CSSPS Reform Campaign Promise Was Stolen

The Director of Communication for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Ahiagbah has accused John Dramani Mahama of plagiarism.


This, he said, is in connection with his promise to make some reformations to the Computerised School Selection Placement System (CSSPS).


The politician from the ruling party took to Twitter to post a news headline citing the Director-General of Africa Education Watch (EDUWATCH), Kofi Asare, as saying the “selection of SHS should be done after release of BECE results”.


During the launch of his campaign on Thursday, March 2, 2023, Mr Mahama said candidates will make school choices after the release of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results when the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) under his leadership is elected in the 2024 General Election.



“This will put them on a better position to know what their actual grades are and make them able to match them with the cut-off grades and raw scores of the Senior High Schools they wish to be admitted to. This will moderate expectation and ensure effective demand based on real results and address the unformed demands we currently see.”



Reacting over it, the official of the ruling party stated that the opposition’s flagbearer aspirant plagiarised. 



He indicated that the former President should have credited EDUWATCH for the idea.


“There is no problem with adopting other people’s ideas, but it is plagiarism if you don’t give the originator credit.”


He concluded, “You are essentially stealing their intellectual property. It’s a big deal, and the media should not ignore it”.


Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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