The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum says school buildings in the country in due course will be changed from the routine rectangular structures to cost-effective yet built-to-last, multipurpose and ultramodern structures.
Adutwum disclosed this during his inspection of school buildings in the United Arab of Emirates (UAE) that are known for some of the world’s best architecture. The inspection forms part of his 3-day working visit to the Emirates.
“it is my firm belief that Ghana needs to move away from the routine rectangular structures for our school buildings and explore other cost-effective yet built-to-last, multipurpose and ultramodern structures,” he stated.
His visit was amongst other things to respond to an invitation from the Varkey Foundation to observe and discuss school infrastructural planning, design, construction and maintenance.
The Foundation in a meeting with the Minister pledged to conduct a webinar on School Leadership. Varkey also expressed their readiness to do a presentation on IT Support for our STEM Schools, based on their new IT platform.
The Bosomtwe MP in his address highlighted the priorities in education over the next four years, including Leadership and Management Training, Operationalization of new STEM Schools as well as Technology Integration for Teacher Professional Development.