The Minister for Education, Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has assured that, the government of President Akufo Addo is determined to bring massive transformation into the educational sector. “Ghana under President Akufo Addo is changing because, many things are changing in the educational sector “.
He made this known during an interview on the occasion of the ongoing National Education Week held in Accra at the International Conference Center under the theme “Re-Assessing Educational Policies for Effective Service Delivery and National Transformation.”
The 2022 NEW, brought together policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to share rigorous evidence that has been collected about the impact of policies and interventions in education aimed at improving service delivery and learning outcomes in Ghana likewise, identify ways in which evidence can be used to drive the implementation of education policies and programs to facilitate better decision-making processes.
According to the Minister, his outfit would continue to drive the transformational agenda of education in the country but said, even though, Ghana is doing better than other countries in terms of transformation in the educational sector, we still need to our best to go high.
“We have to change the way we do business. We are not close to where we can celebrate”. Ghana he indicated is blessed with many talented young men and women to transform and change the fortunes of the nation and the world in general.
Talking about the current lack of engineers in the country, Dr. Adutwum said the educational sector can produce about 30,000 engineers a year in Ghana instead of the current 6,000 that it is producing.
He revealed that, better days are ahead of the country and therefore, Ghana can do better than what it has done in the past 60 years and urged all Ghanaians to support the transformation agenda in the educational sector.
Graduate unemployed in Ghana the Minister indicated, is something that the educational sector can take care of. “We should produce graduates that their services are needed for. When the education sector produced graduates whose services are not needed, they have to be blamed”.
Ghanaian companies he hinted, are now looking for mathematics graduates to employ but they are not getting them saying, the educational institutions should produce graduates that the market want.
He said, there should be a way that companies can recruit qualify students and give them job adding that, causes at the Universities must be looked into to match the job market.