President Akufo-Addo at the invitation of the President of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and the UK Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, left Ghana for the Global Education Summit in the United Kingdom.
The Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025 will take place on July 28 and 29, 2021. The summit will use a hybrid format, with participants attending live sessions on our virtual platform and a small in-person event in London.
His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo Wednesday will lead Ghana’s delegation to attend the Summit which will be a key moment for the global community to come together and support quality education for all children.
The Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025 will also give the leaders the opportunity to make 5-year pledges to support GPE’s work to help transform education systems in up to 90 countries and territories.
The President was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, MP; Minister for Education, Hon. Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum; and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.
The President will return to Ghana on Sunday, 1st August 2021, and in his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.
Africa Education Watch ahead of the Education Summit entreated the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum to liaise with Akufo-Addo to endorse a political statement to show Ghana’s commitment to education financing.
The Education Think Tank also urged Dr Adutwum 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.