Fixing The Country Ghana has said President Nana Akufo-Addo has successfully put Ghana’s education on the road map to total recovery as the turnaround in the country’s education sector has been recognized the world over.
Addressing a press conference in Accra yesterday, a member of the group, Fadi Dabbousi said other African countries are catching their breath as they attempt to follow in Ghana’s sterling footsteps.
“Of course, every success story has its challenges and same with education, but all in all, the gains have been continual and above average to a large extent. The TVET project objectives are aligned with the priorities of the “Ghana Beyond Aid” agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) focused on education, which emphasizes
the importance of skills development,” he stated.
He noted that since the assumption of power by the President, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, education in Ghana began the laborious task of rolling forward after stagnation for eight years of NDC’s disastrous incompetence.
The NDC, he noted, had used laziness so much to the point that lethargy trickled into the education system where students excelled more in twerking and unholy conduct.
He said: “Over four years of the president’s first term, the Ministry of Education was blazing the trail with the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy that Nana Akufo-Addo insisted to make an engine of national transformation."
He commended the Minister of education, Honourable Dr Adutwum, for helping create a system to accommodate the growing number of students, ensuring access to roads and schools that were built by John Mahama in isolated areas that were constructed to human decency.
Touching on the schools being constructed and those that have already been completed, Fadi Dabbousi noted that the schools were fitted with science labs and ICT facilities, stressing that after the 2020 electoral victory, the President was in awe of Dr Adutwum’s skills in the education sector and hence, he made him the substantive Minister.
“There is a section of Ghanaian youth that is multi dexterous and mentally adroit. This is where TVET came to the rescue. The Ghana Technical and Vocational Education Training Service trained the youth in many disciplines. TVET had suffered character crisis as a refuge for children who are not endowed academically. This negative perception stigmatised the participants and made it unpopular. Then came President Nana Akufo-Addo with the magic wand and started doing wonders. TVET centers were brought up to standard and boosted with the latest in equipment and learning material.”
He listed TVET centres across Ghana including Takoradi Technical University which was installed with Petro – Chemical and Hydraulic Teaching Systems.The Kumasi Technical University (KTU) was installed with mechatronics teaching Systems, thus Mechanical and Electronics teaching Systems combined coupled with the installation of a computer laboratory that is internet ready for multimedia. The rest are The Koforidua Technical University, Cape Coast Technical University, Tamale Technical University, Wa Polytechnic, Accra Technical University, Ho Technical University, Sunyani Polytechnic: Sunyani Polytechnic and Bolga Polytechnic.
“A major benefit of the various equipment is that they use real-world industrial quality components to help students become better prepared for what they will encounter on the job with industry-specific skills in readiness for the job market. Each individual equipment has topics that incorporate the skill development specific to the modern industry of relevance. This is what is required to boost Technical and Vocational Skills for the 21st Century to tackle challenges presented by the current industrial revolution going on in Ghana, ably led by the institution called, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”