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Ugandan delegation in Ghana to understudy the education system

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An eleven-member Ugandan delegation on Monday visited Ghana’s Education Ministry to understudy the nation’s education reforms.

The delegation who would be in the country for five days was led by Madam Kabahena Flavia Rwabuhoro, a Member of Parliament (MP) and Chairperson for Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development, as the team comprised of eight MP’s and three staff.
The team will as part of the mission visit various agencies under the Education Ministry to engage the leadership of the agencies to learn more of what is done there and ask the necessary questions on best practices.
Welcome note
In his welcome address, the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, said the visit by the delegation would go a long way to deepen the relationship between the two countries.
He took time to show pictures and videos of new and ongoing projects and explain the current state of education reforms in the country which has led to the nation becoming the first port of call for many countries in Africa who keep coming to understudy what is going in the education sector.
Dr Adutwum, said, “We have not reached where we want to go but we have moved forward and hope that we will become a model on the African continent soon”.
He lauded the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his commitment and interest in transforming the fortunes of the country through education.
The Education Minister and other Directors at the Ministry spent time answering several questions from the Ugandan team who wanted to understand the various policies being implemented in the country as part of the education reforms.
The leader of the Ugandan delegation, Madam Kabahena Flavia Rwabuhoro, lauded Ghana for its role in the development of the African continent citing the state of the nation’s education which has become a model for other African countries.
She also eulogized the country for the development of its democracy making it a model when it comes to the development of democracy in the sub-region.
Best education in the sub-region
The delegation pledged to liaise with the leadership of Ghana’s Education Ministry to reform its education system since Ghana had one of the best education systems in the sub-region.
The delegation has since visited various agencies under the Ministry to engage management and staff on their programmes and policies so they could adopt any aspect of the policies.
Chief Director of the Education Ministry, Mrs Mamle Andrews, recounted the effort being made by the Ministry to come out with the best policies, programmes and initiatives that stand the chance of turning around the fortunes of the nation through education.
She pledged the preparedness of the staff and management of the Ministry towards the attainment of the best outcomes over the various interventions being executed currently by the Ministry.
Background
The past three years has seen many African Countries visiting the Education Ministry to engage the leadership to understudy the ongoing reforms in the sector.
This follows the introduction of numerous education interventions brought to the fore by the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, who has a barrage of experience in education policy and development.
Apart from the visitation by various nations in the African continent, the nation’s education reforms started by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government has attracted the attention of the global platform leading to the presentation of an award to the country at the recent World Government Summit held in Dubai.
The award was presented to the country for one of its policies called the “Ghana Education Outcomes Project” (GEOP) for integrating 17,340 Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) learners into mainstream schools and enhancing learning gains through innovative interventions in the first year.
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