Dr. Adutwum meets with MoE Management, Agency Heads and Staff.
The Minister for Education, Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has said that the Ghanaian education syetem needs to be created in a sense that it is counted among the best in the world.
He made this disclosure in an official meeting with Management of the Ministry on his first working day.
Ultimately, we need to create one of the best education systems in the world”, he stated.
Welcoming the Minister, Mr. Benjamin K. Gyasi, the Chief Director for MoE stated that Management and Staff were prepared to work as a team under his guidance to move the Ministry forward.
Dr. Adutwum outlined his visions and priority areas. He tasked the Directors to tag along with him to achieve results in order to compliment the confidence the President has reposed in him.
He noted that there was the need for everyone to be on board by bringing ideas that would ensure that the Presidents vision for education was implemented.
The Minister indicated that the tertiary sector as one of his priority areas due to its importance in socio-economic development of a country, adding that the gross tertiary enrolment ratio, which the President spoke on, needed to be improved.
Dr. Adutwum stated his intention to meet the 40% target set in the Education Strategic Plan (ESP).
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 was to fulfil the vision of the President who had 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.
In his engagement with Staff of the Ministry, at the first Durbar of the Year, the Minister requested of their teamwork at all levels to project the education sector.
Dr. Adutwum said this will ensure that government’s Agenda as well as the Manifesto commitments were efficiently achieved.
He assured Staff of an open-door policy and his personal commitment to their welfare for optimal results.
The President on Friday 5th March,202I swore into office 28 Ministers including Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, MP, Minister for Education.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum is the Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe and served as Deputy Minister for Education from 2017, before his elevation to serve as substantive Minister.