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Education Minister to face Parliament over Abraham Atta’s free SHS Ambassadorship

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The Minority in Parliament is expected to table a motion in Parliament shortly over government’s agreement with young chap, Abraham Atta to become the face of the Free SHS initiative in Ghana.

The “Beast of no Nation” star has been chosen by the Akufo-Addo government to act as the Ambassador for the ruling party’s much touted free SHS policy soon to begin.

“We chose him because he is popular and has achieved a lot in what he does,” Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh told the media when he unveiled the young Actor for the role at a brief ceremony Thursday.

Deputy Ranking Member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, Dr. Tawiah Augustine described the move as a needless venture which will add no real value to the flagship programme of the government.

“We have not received any information as a committee on the move. I don’t see the real value of that initiative to put a face behind the free SHS programme. What is he going to contribute to help the policy? Is he the one going to assist the government provide funds for the programme or what? It will rather serve the purpose well if government had searched for a local student from some deprived village who has excelled to play that role than somebody living in the US who is eating burgers and hot dogs and has already become a Movie star.

“I’ll file a question before the House for the Minister to be invited over the issue. This free SHS Ambassadorship is a waste of money and even if the state is to spend a penny on it, I don’t think it is in the best interest of the nation,” he told host Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM Friday.

The young actor has already distinguished himself by winning the ‘Marcello Mastroianni Award’ for Best Male Lead Young Actor in the hit movie ‘Beast of No Nation’.

He has also been recently recognised for his excellent academic performance at his new school, Cheshire Academy in the United States of America.

Abraham Attah, 15, got into the limelight when he played ‘Agu’ in the movie ‘Beast of No Nations.’

In 2016, it was announced that he had been cast in the upcoming Marvel film Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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