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Ghana’s education among the best in Africa-Dr Violet Makuku

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The Harmonization of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation (HAQAA) Initiative Project officer at the Association of African Universities (AAU), Dr Violet Makuku, has announced that Ghana stands tall when it comes to education development in Africa.
This, she attributed to the giant strides the nation keeps making in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) education and other prudent policies which are fast-tracking the nation’s transformation to the next level.
Dr Violet Makuku, announced this when she gave a brief closing remarks at the closing ceremony of this year’s National Education Week (NEW) held at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.
Occasion
The five-day event assembled development partners, policymakers, educationists, academicians, industry players, students, researchers and staff of the Education Ministry as well as representatives from the agencies under the Ministry.
Among the activities that took place during the conference were paper presentations on selected topics, group discussions, panel discussions and others,
The event organized annually by the Education Ministry in collaboration with its agencies, local and international partners assesses the performance of Government policies, programmes and projects in the Education sector.
Commendation
Dr Makuku commended the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, for his vision, passion and the role that he is playing towards the development of education in the country.
She described the theme for the event as excellent as it addressed the current global market needs for faster transformation in STEM and TVET which would soon take the nation to the next level.
Call for replication
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation (HAQAA) Initiative Project officer stated that Ghana’s National Education Week was a unique event worth replicating in all countries in Africa as she pledged to advocate for many other countries to adopt it to improve their education system.
Background
The 2023 National Education Week which happens to be the 6th edition of the event attracted both local and foreign participants who shared their experiences and best practices in the education sectors of their respective countries.
The well-attended conference would go down in history as one of the best of the NEW due to the response from participants after the event.
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