The Minister for Energy designate and President’s representative at the Ministry of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has formally announced his exit at the Ministry to the leadership the of teacher unions.
Dr Matthew Opoku’s gesture comes after His Excellency Akufo-Addo appointed him as the Energy Minister for his second term government.
He following his new appointment on Tuesday 26th January 2021 invited the leadership of (NAGRAT, GNAT and CCT) to his office at the Education Ministry and bid them farewell as he ends his tenure as Education Minister.
NAPO took the opportunity to thank the teacher unions for their cooperation with the Education Ministry at various critical decision points.
According to him, the unions cooperated with him and his team during the rollout of the Free Senior High School programme in 2017 and its subsequent modifications, the revision of the objective-based curriculum.
He said they also helped him in bringing teachers up to speed with the new teaching techniques required for the standards-based curriculum.
“The unions also ensured that their members were on board during the Teacher Reforms which encompassed a new curriculum, a phase-out of the diploma programme for Colleges of Education and the agreement with the University of Cape Coast to upgrade diploma holders to degree holders within a relatively short period”, the former Education Minister stated.
“If I succeeded as Minister of Education, it was partly because these major stakeholders, the teachers, through constant dialoguing, granted the government room to operate. I will truly miss them”, he added.