More Investments In Education Coming – Adutwum

Dr. Yaw Osei-Adutwum

Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei-Adutwum, has said the government is determined to invest heavily and implement the needed reforms in the education sector to achieve the desired results.

He said the introduction of Standardised Test Exams to measure the quality of learning outcomes of school children and the revitalisation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) are all indications of significant progress being made on the education front.

Most Ghanaians have expressed optimism for the reforms being undertaken in the education sector saying Dr. Adutwum and his team are heading towards the right direction.

They are convinced that the instrumental role of Dr. Osei-Adutwum as Deputy Education Minister led to the successful implementation of the Free Senior High School policy by the NPP government and his contributions to the numerous reforms and interventions in the system might have informed the President’s decision to make him the substantive minister.

Dr. Adutwum has been pushing the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, which he said is a cohesive learning paradigm based on real world applications under which students are given the opportunity to imagine, explore, create and integrate problem-based learning.

Dr. Osei-Adutwum, who has demonstrated the right expertise in taking the country’s education to the highest level, has called for support from all other Ghanaians to make that happen.

The policy direction of Ghana’s education, the minister said, would not only promote quality education but also lay a solid foundation to build a resilient education system for posterity.

He said Ghana is on the way to make its education competitive with world-class standards and added that he believes that the global trends in development suggest a strong correlation between education and the economy, and that, no country can achieve sustainable economic development without substantial investment in human capital.

Dr. Adutwum was adjudged the best performing Deputy Minister by two research institutions for being hard working and having better understanding of the education system.

By Ernest Kofi Adu