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Social commentator criticized Education minister for the idea of switching school colours to NPP’s party colour blue and white.


In a bid to revamp the aesthetic appeal of educational institutions across the nation, Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, has launched a sweeping initiative to paint all schools in Ghana with a color scheme of blue and white.

The ambitious project aims to provide a fresh and attractive outlook to school buildings, fostering an environment conducive to learning. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Adutwum emphasized the importance of creating inspiring spaces for students to thrive academically and socially.

However, the initiative has not been without its critics. Social commentators and political opponents have raised concerns over the choice of colors, alleging that the blue and white palette aligns closely with the colors of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the ruling political party.

Critics argue that the move could be interpreted as an attempt to politicize educational infrastructure, potentially alienating students, teachers, and communities who support opposition parties. Some have accused Dr. Adutwum of using public resources to promote partisan interests under the guise of a beautification project.

Responding to the criticism, Dr. Adutwum clarified that the color selection was based solely on aesthetic considerations and was not intended to convey any political messaging. He emphasized that the goal of the initiative is to create a unified and inviting atmosphere in schools, regardless of political affiliations.

Despite the controversy, the school painting project is already underway, with thousands of schools across the country scheduled to receive the blue and white makeover in the coming months. As the debate rages on, stakeholders continue to monitor the progress of the initiative and its impact on the educational landscape of Ghana.

story filed by: Nana kwaku Duah


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