The Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum, on his first working day met officially with management of the Ministry.
Welcoming the Minister, Mr Benjamin K. Gyasi, the Chief Director of the Ministry, stated that management and staff were prepared to work as a team under his guidance to move the agenda of the ministry forward.
Whilst outlining his vision and priority areas during the meeting, Dr Adutwum tasked the directors to tag along with him to achieve results in order to justify the confidence the President has reposed in him.
He noted that there is the need for everyone to be on board, by bringing ideas that would ensure that the President’s vision for education is well implemented.
The Minister indicated that the tertiary sector is one of his priority areas due to its importance in the socio-economic development of a country.
He added that the gross tertiary enrolment ratio, which the President spoke on, needs to be improved.
Dr Adutwum stated his intention to meet the 40 per cent target set in the Education Strategic Plan (ESP).
“Ultimately, we need to create one of the best education systems in the world,” he said.
The Minister outlined a number of plans aimed at ensuring that university graduates meet the needs of industry as well as corporate Ghana.
In a related development, the Minister also met with heads of the agencies under the Ministry of Education. The frank and cordial meeting was aimed at interacting with the heads and explaining his vision for the forward march of the education sector in Ghana.
Dr Adutwum said his main goal is to fulfil the vision of the President who has set a bold national agenda for education transformation. He said no country could develop without education, hence the need for best minds and talents to get it done.
Present at the meeting were heads from the Ghana Education Service, the Ghana Library Board, the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, National Teachers Council, National Service Scheme, National Schools Inspectorate Authority, and the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
Dr Adutwum urged the stakeholders to ensure teamwork at all levels to project the education sector, noting that this would ensure that the government’s agenda as well as its manifesto commitments are efficiently achieved.
He assured the staff of an open-door policy and his personal commitment to their welfare for optimal results.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum is the Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe, and served as Deputy Minister of Education from 2017 before his elevation to serve as substantive Minister.