Education Think Tank – Africa Education Watch as the 2021 academic year ends Friday, December 31, 2021, has called on the Minister for Education, Dr Adutwum and his Deputy Ntim Fordjour to be proactive in the 2022 academic year.
The Executive Director of the Watch at an event organized by his outfit in collaboration with the Institute for Education Studies (IFEST) said even though the Minister and his team are still in transition but they have to do more next year.
“The Minister and his team are still in transition. However, in 2022 there has to be less talk and more action … The Minister needs to be very meticulous in making promises and pronouncements that impinge on reform,” he stated.
Mr Kofi Asare following the successful conduct of the just-ended 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) praised the Education Minister and his outfit for the measures that initiated a question leakage-free examination.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s leading media company, Pulse Ghana has picked the Minister in charge of Education and Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe Constituency, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum as the top or best performed Minister in 2021.
The entertainment focus group in a blog post said Mr Osei Adutwum’s selection as the best performed Minister in 2021 is based on the fact that he is credited with spearheading government’s innovative double-track system.
“This is because he is credited with spearheading the government’s innovative double track system which has helped to contain the large numbers in the flagship ‘Free SHS’ policy,” Pulse said in the post-mid-December this year.
The news outlet also said the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service and the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) under the leadership of Adutwum this year initiated a policy of distributing laptops to all teachers.
Hon Adutwum as part of efforts to improve education in the country has said his outfit in the next year will introduce a placement system dubbed E-deployment for new teachers to select rural areas in the country to be posted to.
The E-deployment, Mr Osei Yaw in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said will come with an incentive and other juicy packages to motivate the newly trained posted teachers to make the teaching profession attractive.
“We will soon start what we call teacher incentive program to ensure promotion and study leave of new teachers posted to rural places to are prioritised, we are working to make teaching attractive,” the Teaching Minister stated.