Akuffo Addo’s Education Transformation Aganda

On Education Transformation Agenda, a press briefing by Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Education Minister on 6th June, 2021indicated that, the Government of Ghana is on a rigorous Education transformation agenda to repositioning the entire education system with a Education to produce a critical mass of assertive and empowered Ghanaian population with relevant skills for socioeconomic transformation.

Rationale

Fourth Industrial Revolution
• Artificial intelligence (AI),
• Robotics,
• Internet of Things (IoT),
• 3D printing,
• Genetic engineering,
• Quantum computing and other technologies

21st Century Skills
– A report from the World Economic Forum (2016) about the future of work informs us, “by one popular estimate, 65% of children entering primary school today will
ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist.”
– The report describes the skills that will keep more people employed in a workplace dominated by Artificial Intelligence (A.I) and at the top of the list are complex
problem solving and critical thinking.
– Therefore, schools today and going into the future must be designed with a reformation agenda in mind not only for learning but for thinking.

The needs of the world and industry today require schools and colleges to produce men and women who can think, who can make new scientific discoveries, who can find solutions to the challenges of the world today.

Achievements (2017 – 2020) under the Akuffo Addo’s Education Transformation Agenda.

– Free SHS Flagship
Secondary Enrollment increased from 800,000 to 1,250,000.
– Improved performance in 2020 WASSCE (e.g., 411 out of 465
students achieved 8A1)
– 4-Year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programmes at Colleges of Education
– Improved efficiency and governance of Tertiary
Education – (GTEC)
-Research allowance increased by 200%
– NaCCA – to improve the learning outcomes through school curriculum, assessment and reporting.
– NTC – to improve Teacher Professionalism and licensing
– Revamped and strengthened the Pre-Tertiary Accountability agencies
– NaSIA – to improve school inspection and supervision
– Extension of WIFI to Tertiary and Secondary Institutions
– Restoration of Teacher Trainee Allowance
– Infrastructural expansion at all
levels of education
– Expansion of library services : Best Public Library Service in
the World:
– GhLA Procured and distributed 1,190 vehicles (pick up and
buses) to SHSs, District and Regional Education Offices

Significant Interventions in SHS under the Transformation Agenda

• Provision of Core Textbooks
• Intervention Grants to Schools
• Core Subject Teachers Training
• Provision of Bursaries to Girls
• Remedial Packages Delivered to Students
• Leadership Training
• Absorption of Fees/
• Free Meal for Day/Boarding StudentsL

LEGAL REFORMS
• Chartered Institute of Bankers Act, 2019 (Act 991)
• C. K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences Navrongo Act, 2019 (Act 1000)
• S. D. Dombo University of Business and Integrate Development Studies Act, 2019 (Act 1001)
• Chartered Institute of Human Resource, Ghana Act, 2020 (Act 1020)
• Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana Act, 2020 (Act 1021)
• Ghana Communication Technology University Act, 2020 (Act 1022)
• Pre-Tertiary Education Act, 2020 (Act 1049)
• Education Regulatory Bodies Act, 2020 (Act 1023)
• Complementary Education Agency Act, 2020 (Act 1055)
• Ghana National Research Fund Act, 2020 (Act 1056)
• University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development Act, 2020 (Act 1026)
• University of Media, Arts and Communication Bill
• Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana Bill

THE EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION AGENDA ALSO SAW INFRASTRUCTURAL EXPANSION

FACILITY/STRUCTURE
TOTAL

  1. 3-Unit Classroom Block 60
  2. 6-Unit Classroom Block 171
  3. 8-Unit Classroom Block 1
  4. 12-Unit Classroom Block 152
  5. 18-Unit Classroom Unit 8
  6. 24-Unit Classroom Unit 1
  7. Home Economics Block 2
  8. Single Storey Dormitory 287
  9. 2-Storey Dormitory 25
  10. 3-Storey Dormitory 6
  11. Dining Hall and Kitchen 2

FACILITY/STRUCTURE
TOTAL
Library Block 7

  1. ICT Block 1
    Science Block 2
    Assembly Hall 5
    Administration Block 14
    6-Seater WC Toilet Block 124
    12-Seater WC Toilet Block 26
    3-Storey Staff Flat 3
    Canteen Block 10
    Fence wall 3
    Rehabilitation Works 52

CONCLUSION
Our plan for the next four years is to CONSOLIDATE the progress
whilst investing in building human capital with special focus on:
• STEM Education
• National Standardized Test
• Learning Grant
• JHS Transformation
• Inclusive Education – GATE
• TVET Transformation
• Teachers/Administrators Training
• Increased Enrolment at the Tertiary Leve

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