The Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has announced that the nation’s education sector is undergoing a massive transformation across the country.
He explained that the various interventions being implemented by the Education Ministry in collaboration with various partners in schools across the country, were on point and gradually shaping the nation’s transformation.
Dr Adutwum, made the assertion when he spoke to the members of the Private News Paper Association of Ghana (PRINPAG) in Accra last Friday.
He enumerated some of the innovations being implemented as the revamping of the TVET sector, the introduction of various career pathways such as Pre-Engineering courses for Non-Science students, the establishment of STEM schools across the length and breadth of the country, construction of new science laboratories in existing and new schools and the construction of hundreds of Model KG’s across all regions in the country.
Dr Adutwum, who was so excited talking about the ongoing innovations in the sector said “we are making great strides in the transformation process but we have not made much noise about it because our motive is not to make noise but to help transform the economy through education”
He assured all Ghanaians of his commitment to continue working very hard towards shaping the sector to match up with the global standard to the nation to benefit from it.
The Education Minister mentioned that due to the development going on in the nation’s education sector over the past few years, seven African countries have been in the country to tap into the gains made by the country so they could also transform their education in the same way.
Dr Adutwum, pledged to continue working hard to get the best for the nation so that someday his name would be mentioned as being part of those who played a critical role in the transformation of the country through education.
He urged the media to continue to be circumspect in their reportage and desist from allowing themselves to be used to foment trouble against innocent people with a heart for all.
Meanwhile, The Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akufo-Dampare, has described the ongoing education reforms in the country as apt and urged the government to continue with the transformation which stands the chance of moving the nation forward.
He also commended the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum for his innovation and the transformation he has brought into the sector towards making the country a citadel of science education in Africa.
The IGP made the observation on Tuesday when the Education Minister paid a courtesy call at the IGP in Accra.
The meeting was to help deepen the existing relationship between the Ghana Police Service and the Education Ministry which have been collaborating on many issues in the past.
Mr Dampare called on the Education Ministry to help find a lasting solution to the violence and vandalism at the various universities in the country which affect the smooth operations of the affected institutions.
He again urged the Education Ministry to consider absorbing basic police schools for the GES to run to help promote effective teaching and learning in such schools.
The IGP appealed to the Education Minister to help establish a Model Police Senior High School at a strategic location in the country for the service.
“It is time for the nation’s education to consider security awareness as part of the curriculum right from basic to the tertiary level and hope it shall help students and the citizens to let their security issues be a topmost priority in their daily activities”. He said.
This, he said, would help the populace to be well informed and oriented on issues relating to security right from childhood till becoming an adult so that they would be able to protect themselves from certain issues bothering security.
Mr Dampare pledged to continue collaborating with the Education Ministry in the provision of security at the campuses of the various educational institutions across the country to ensure peace for students to
The Education Minister, Dr Adutwum was grateful to the Ghana Police Service for its support towards the development of education in the areas of protection of students and the supervision of various final examinations across the country.
He spent time enumerating the various interventions being rolled out by his Ministry toward the development of the country through education.
Dr Adutwum announced that the good relationship between his Ministry and the GPS would be strengthened to do more to help bring about the transformation of the country.