We should not seek to score political points with the education system – Yaw Adutwum

The Minister of Education downplayed the politicization of the country’s education system.

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwm thinks that the situation where stakeholders identify certain challenges in government policies and explode them to fit a particular program is nothing out of the ordinary.

He was speaking at a press conference at the Ministry of Information in Accra on June 6.

“I still believe we are a county. One government does something, the other continues. If all goes well, it goes well for the nation, and politics shouldn’t get to the level where we want to score political points by saying something that’s so good is so bad,” he explained. .

Over the past few weeks, Ghana’s education sector has dominated conversations with many tutors and stakeholders, identifying some gaps in the curriculum.

Former Education Minister Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman has also weighed in on the development, lamenting what she says are challenges that the current Akufo-Addo administration fails to admit.

“If officials say there are no problems, then there is a big problem,” Professor Opoku Agyeman said in an as yet to be aired episode of Investigation.

However, Dr. Adutwum insists that the government has looked beyond political lenses to address the country’s challenges with regard to the education sector.

Using the E-Blocks built under the administration of this NDC as a point of reference, the Minister explained this; “the E-Block at Dome-Kwabenya, I have publicly stated the location couldn’t have been better.”

“It’s full of students. We have added a two story block by GETFund. The GNPC came and built a block of six classrooms. Good location, excellent location, it benefits the people of Ghana.

“If you go to Nsawam and there is one there and because of its location it cannot be operationalized, and I have to add dormitories, I will say that. But I’m not going to say because the NDC built E-Blocks, somehow it’s all wrong.

According to him, access to quality education in the growing interests of the country’s human resources will continue to take priority over political capital.

“We will build a robust education system that will stand the test of time,” he said.

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