The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has been honoured by the leadership of the Technical Universities Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG), at a special ceremony in Accra.
He was honoured for his contributions towards improving the standard of technical education in the country as well as improving the welfare of members of TUTAG.
The Education Minister was presented with a citation, a plaque and a smock.
The President of TUTAG, Dr Michael Akurugu Brigandi, speaking at the presentation ceremony said, the presentation was due to the fulfilment of promises made by the Minister as soon as he was sworn into office as the Minister for Education.
He mentioned the issues the Education Minister resolved as improving their conditions of service, scheme of service, accreditation issues, research allowance arrears and migration of Bolgatanga and Wa branches of the group unto the Tertiary Education Workers salary structure.
The President recounted how when the members of TUTAG declared a strike action this year Dr Adutwum met them and promised to fulfil his promise of resolving all their needs, which he said he proved them wrong by fulfilling them.
“To show appreciation to him for fulfilling his promises to the group, we are so happy that we feel the whole world should know about it”. Dr Akurugu Brigandi said.
The content of the citation presented read:
“Mother Ghana needs political leaders who walk their talk.
Labour Unions need political leaders who are task master instead of talk masters.
The future of this country lies in the hands of Educations Ministers who know the value of education.
A good political leader is one who knows what his Ministry needs and the steps to take to get it.
The TUTAG members in Ghana need an Education Minister who understands the value of technical education.
TUTAG finds all these in you as a Minister of Education, and will continue to uphold you as such”.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, in a short remarks, thanked the leadership of TUTAG for the gesture and pledged to continue working hard for the good of the country.
He said. “I was appointed to promote the development of education so there is no way I would do anything contrary to the purpose of my appointment”.
The Education Minister pledged to continue working very hard to support the development of education at all levels in the country to promote the transformation agenda of the country.