The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has stressed on the need for the African continent to add value to its human capital.
He said education provides the key to the attainment higher heights in development thus why Nana Addo’s government continue to make education the foundation to build a knowledge based, industrialized economy in Ghana.
Speaking to the media practitioners in the Brong-Ahafo region regarding the implementation of government flagship program the Free Senior High School Policy he said Africa and Ghana for that matter must rise to the occasion.
He observed that for Africa to compete effectively in the global economy, its workforce must be “confident” and “educated”.
“Access to free, universal, quality, basic education is the key to participation in the new global economy,” he emphasized,
“Until we bridge this gap, we cannot compete successfully in the global market and we cannot create dignified and confident societies “he added”.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has given clear indication that quality would not be sacrificed as the government rolls out the free senior high school (SHS) policy.
It is for this purpose that it has been collaborating with various partners to implement programmes such as the secondary education improvement project (SEIP), expansion of physical infrastructure, free supply of core subject textbooks and enhancement of teacher education.
He underlined the determination of the government to continue to put in place pragmatic and necessary interventions to motivate teachers and students to work harder.