The Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has urged traditional authorities and other opinion leaders in the country to take a keen interest in the education of students in their areas.
He explained that although it was the responsibility of the government to spearhead the development of education and other initiatives, there was the need for all citizens as part of their civic responsibilities to play their roles in ensuring that children stayed in school till completion.
The Education Minister who made the call when some traditional leaders from Manya Krobo traditional area paid a courtesy call on him on Wednesday in Accra reminded the stakeholders to make it a point to visit schools to motivate students and their teachers when they had time.
Purpose of visit
The delegation visited to congratulate the Education Minister after being appointed a substantive Minister by the President and also wish him well in his role as he continues to transform the development of education in the country.
Dr Adutwum stated that for the nation to make gains in its development agenda, there was the need for all to adopt new ways of doing things if the nation was to make any new gains in the various facets of the economy.
He said the introduction of the Free Senior High School (FSHS) initiative is a game changer and is gradually changing the narrative for the training of the youth to be able to either study further or join the nation’s workforce.
Truncation of ongoing reforms
He again cautioned all Ghanaians against any attempt at truncating the ongoing education reforms which when continued for a few years would yield good results for the nation.
The Sipim of Manya Krobo, Dr Nene Narh Terkpertey II, lauded the Education Minister for his effort to support the development of the nation’s education.
He was particularly happy with the way the education Minister was leading the drive for the infrastructural development in all regions, and traditional areas irrespective of their political orientation as well as the restructuring of the education curriculum to match the 21st century standards.
The Sipim of Manya Krobo, called on the education minister to make a frantic effort towards the completion of school projects in the area and also consider constructing new ones to accommodate the increasing student population in the area.
He also appealed to the government to provide the Manya Krobo Senior High School with a bus to enhance effective teaching and learning in the school.
The delegation from the Manya Krobo traditional area after the visit presented Kente cloth and traditional sandals to the Education Minister.