The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum as part of the government effort to improve the education sector with infrastructure Tuesday, May 17, 2022, meet real estate mogul, Nana Kwame Bediako popularly known as Cheddar.
Mr Yaw Adutwum in a social media post sighted by EducationWeb also said he also engaged the Cardano Group in his office to discuss current initiatives of the Ministry of Education (MoE) to enhance the country’s academic sector.
“Today 17th May 2022, was another exciting day with a series of productive meetings in the office. I was privileged to host entrepreneur and real estate mogul, Nana Kwame Bediako and the Cardano Group in my office
We discussed current initiatives of the Ministry of Education and possible partnerships to scale up our current gains in the education sector,” the Member of Parliament for the Bosomtwe Constituency wrote on his Facebook timeline.
The crunch meeting comes a few days after the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education (MoE) said the construction of a 3 story 300-bed hostel capacity blocks for 45 public Colleges of Education in the country will start in June 2022.
In a post sighted by EducationWeb, the Public Relations Officer, Kwasi Kwarteng said the move forms part of the government education reforms to expand facilities to accommodate the increased number of students in the Colleges.
“As part of the government’s Education Reforms, all public Colleges of Education (CoE) in the country have been converted/upgraded into 4-year Bachelor of Education degree-awarding institutions
This has necessitated the need to expand facilities to accommodate the increased number of students and improve teaching and learning as well,” the Education Ministry (MoE) communications Director said on Monday.”
The building of the facilities, he said is kind courtesy of the Akufo-Addo led government through the Ministry of Education and its agencies Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).
According to Yaw Opoku Mensah, a deputy spokesman for the Ministry, the construction of the 3 story 300-bed hostel capacity blocks for the government accredited Colleges of Education will cost the government Ghc485 million.
“Next month construction works will start in our colleges of education for the expansion of hostel facilities for our students. The projects will take 15 months to complete and are expected to be handed over in August 2023,” he stated.