Africa Education Watch following the impending Global Education Summit scheduled for July 28 and 29, 2021, has called on the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum for a meeting to discuss matters on education financing.
The Summit co-hosted by the United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya is purposely for the global community to come together and support quality education for all children.
The Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025 will see critical decisions being made regarding the financing of education worldwide.
In a letter sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh, the Education Think Tank has urged Adutwum to liaise with President Akufo-Addo to endorse a political statement to show Ghana’s commitment to education financing before the summit.
EduWatch has also requested the Minister for Education to make ambitious and measurable commitments to education financing at the Global Education Summit which include committing to:
• safeguarding education expenditure to pre-COVID levels,
• increasing domestic financing of education towards the 20% global benchmark and beyond,
• establish and implement policies to ensure that no child is left behind
• ensure the efficient and equitable use of resources.
Dr Osei Adutwum has been further asked by the Watch to engage the Finance Minister who will give a final sign off on any commitments – particularly in respect of commitments to expand tax revenues and resist a return to austerity.
The Global Partnership for Education at the event is expecting to obtain donor pledges amounting to $5 billion for its replenishment and see developing country partners make bold commitments to financing education through domestic resources.