Former Education Ministers Call For The Use of Accumulated knowledge in Ghana

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Eight former Education Ministers of Ghana have called for the use of accumulated knowledge of all to help get the best for the nation’s education.
The former Ministers who spoke in turns said, bringing people with diverse expertise to bear would go a long way in getting the best strategies and ideas which when harnessed would push the nation’s development agenda forward.
The former Ministers made the call at a meeting with Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the current Education Minister at his request in Accra on Monday.
Present at the meeting were Yaw Osafo-Marfo, Ms Betty Mould Iddrissu, Prof. Dominic Fobih, Dr Ekow Spio-Garbrah, Ms Joyce Aryee, Prof. Ameyaw Ekumfi, Paapa Owusu Ankomah and Dr Mrs Christiana Amoako Nuamah who joined the discussion vie zoom.
Apart from the fact that it was the first time a siting minister in the country had brought almost all former sector ministers alive together, the occasion also created an opportunity for them to interact and share ideas on how to support the growth of the nation’s education development.
The former Ministers were full of praise to Dr Adutwum for creating such an opportunity for all of them to come together to discuss issues relating the proper development of education in the country.
Among the issues raised by the former ministers were the issue of discipline on the part of teachers as well as the need for improvement in the supervision in schools to ensure that teachers stayed in school and teach.
They also raised issues with the lack of interest on the part of parents in the education of their children leading to some of the children not taking their education serious due to parental neglect.
Some of the former ministers also raised concern with centralization which makes it very difficult for teachers to be disciplined by their immediate superiors, leading to some teachers continuing to do things that does not support teaching and learning in their schools.
Dr Adutwum commended the former minsters for their role played in the past towards the development of education in the country.
He assured them of his readiness to engage them regularly to share more ideas with the view to continuing some of the good ideas which were not executed due to lack of time, change of leadership, and change of policy although they were very necessary to support the development of the country.
The Education Minister announced that plans were far advanced towards making it public at every point in time the status of education in the country at a glance.
He again said, there was the need to deepen the ties between the Ministry and the former ministers so they would be able to continue their experiences and plans which stood the chance of enhancing the development of education in the country.
Ms Joyce Aryee, the oldest former Education Minister among those present on her part promised to contribute their quota towards the transformation of the nation’s economy through education.
She called for more of such engagement so they could bring more ideas together to support the current state of affairs.

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