President Nana Akufo-Addo
Thirty per cent of the annual budget goes to the educational sector, President Akufo-Addo has stated.
The decision to allocate the chunk of the national budget to the sector is informed by its importance to the maximization of the potential of the youth, who are key in the human development of the country, he explained.
He disclosed this yesterday during the opening of the Global Peace Inter-Generational Dialogue‒ an initiative of the African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) ‒ held in Accra for world leaders to deliberate upon their aspirations for a better world.
President Akufo-Addo, who expressed pride in his achievements in the educational sector, did not leave out the fee education from kindergarten to senior high school.
“Today in Ghana, I’m delighted to be able to say that education in the public sector is now free from kindergarten to senior high school,” he stated.
Continuing to showcase the achievements of his government, he pointed at the new curriculum being rolled out for pupils from kindergarten to class six in the primary schools.
This, he said, “has mathematics, science, reading, writing and creativity at its core.”
“All is set for the construction of 21 state-of-the-art technical and vocational education training centres, this year, with 10 other science, technology and engineering and mathematics centres for basic education,” the president added.
“We are determined to ensure that Ghana’s young people acquire skills that will put them at par with their peers anywhere in the world,” he emphasized.
On her part, Chairperson of Global Peace and the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), Graça Machel, thanked President Akufo-Addo for hosting the first of several inter-generational dialogues expected to take place across the African continent.
She charged the young people participating in the dialogue to organise their lives since that is the only way they are going make an impact in the world.