Members of ‘Fixing the Country Ghana’ have observed that President Nana Akufo-Addo has done a monumental work in Ghana’s education sector, with the ambitious interventions under his administration gaining global recognition.
The monumental work of the President, according to the group, is manifested in the implementation of the Free Senior High School, investments in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the introduction of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and the ICT-driven educational system.
This was contained in a statement released by the executive members of the group, namely Fadi Dabbousi, Hopeson Adorye, Kofi Twum Boafo and Danny Obeng.
The statement noted that the Free SHS programme, for instance, is creating a system to accommodate the growing number of students, and relieving parents of otherwise cumbersome financial burden.
The group said the TVET strategy had expanded technical and vocational opportunities at both secondary and tertiary levels, thereby strengthening the linkages between education and industry, as well as empowering young people to deploy their skills and employ themselves and others.
“STEM is repositioning Ghana’s education system because these institutions and centres are well fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories to facilitate teaching and learning in all areas of study, including artificial intelligence and robotics. ICT education is constantly helping students to respond to the challenges and evolution of modern science and technology,” the group stated.
The statement also lauded the President for working hard to provide every school and community with an ICT infrastructure to keep them in touch with global trends, and also equip them with the skills that would be necessary in Ghana’s economic transformation.
According to the group, other African countries are catching their breath in their attempts to follow in Ghana’s sterling footsteps.
“Some African nations wish to be at our level in terms of education. Of course, every success story has its challenges, and the same with education, but all in all, the gains have been continual and above-average, to a large extent.
“The TVET project objectives are aligned with the priorities of the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 4, which focuses on education and the importance of skills development,” parts of the statement read.
They claimed that, since the assumption of power by President Akufo-Addo, education in Ghana had taken its proper place, adding that “it started flourishing to beat the eight years’ stagnation of the NDC.”