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‘NDC school open to all’ – Asiedu Nketia
Source : ghanaweb.com    Date : Friday 11 Aug, 2017 | 08:01 GMT
General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia has disclosed that the party’s school is not opened to party members only but to non-party members interested in the courses that will be offered.

The school, which was launched on Thursday at the NDC headquarters, is aimed at training and preparing party and non-party members in politics, governance and social democracy.

Speaking at the launch, the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said: "The school shall be opened to all Ghanaians especially cadres of the NDC as well as all progressive political parties, civil society groups who share in the democratic philosophy."

He also revealed the key objective of the school is to provide continuing education for members and appointees on the ideologies of the party.

‘The party school’

In April 2017, the party school’s working committee based on its previous report proposed the formation of the Ghana Institute of Social Democracy.

The school currently has as its Acting Rector, Dr William Ahadzi, who is assisted by Peter Boamah Otokunor.

The institute, in the interim, will be operated from the party’s headquarters until a permanent campus is completed for its relocation.

Some proposed programs of the school are;

. Philosophy, principle and practice of social democracy

. Political economy of development

. Elections and election

. Gender mainstreaming

. Youth development

. Development and environmental sustainability

. Grassroots political mobilisation and activism

. Public sector management

. Public policy formulation and implementation
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