- Education minister believes that the Akufo-Addo era has made education top notch in the contry
- According to him, this was due to all the educational reforms under the NPP government
- The minister added that 59,000 teachers recruited since 2017
Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has said the era of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is the best time to study in Ghana due to all of the educational reforms.
According to the Minister for Education, the introduction of the Free Senior High School policy has resulted in an increment in student enrolment by some 31%, as opposed to the spectre of 100,000 students falling out of school each year at the Junior High School level in the years before 2017.
The Minister for Education made this known on Monday, July 8, 2019, when he joined President Akufo-Addo at a meeting with members of the Ghanaian community in Paris, as part of the latter’s official visit to that country.
“For the first time in 10 years, under President Akufo-Addo, we have said this and nobody has been able to dispute it, every child in every secondary school has been supplied with all the core textbooks. It has never happened before,” Opoku Prempeh said
He added that not only have core textbooks been supplied but revision books in Maths have also been supplied as well as other things.
Dr. Opoku Prempeh indicated that when the Northern grants were established by Ghana’s first leader, Kwame Nkrumah, there were only two schools in the whole of the 3 Northern Regions.
“It did not prevent Kwame Nkrumah from starting bursaries for the Northern schools. Not having enough classrooms will never stop us from having Free SHS. In fact, Ghanaians have voted, and enrolment increased by 31% in 2017 and 2018
“We did the timetables that we needed, and the President ordered the Finance Minister to provide financial clearance, and we did. It includes the 59,000 teachers we have employed between now and then. It is not very true what you hear when you listen to the social media always. Sometimes your judgement becomes clouded with the truth,” he added.
In other news, it was all fists and very few words when two young ladies of the Sogakope Senior High School (SOGASCO) clashed over an issue yet unknown to YEN.com.gh.
In the video sighted on Rumorsandgossipsgh's Instagram page, the two students held on to each other in their violent confrontation while those around struggled to separate them.
Voices from behind could be heard telling one of the two "fighters" that "you did not do well."
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