The multiple reforms being experienced in Ghana’s Education sector has been justified by Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum.
He further underscored the need for such reforms based on the fact that the government’s aim of doing this is improving education in Ghana.
During a briefing of the media on Sunday, January 30 2022 the Minister indicated that infrastructure development, teacher training, targeted instruction, parent engagement, textbook reforms and training of headteachers as some of these reforms.
“If you see me doing eight things, don’t think I am doing one too many things, because if I don’t, the outcomes will not show.”
However, reforms, like the National Standardised Test, have been met with criticism from education stakeholders.
Since Dr. Adutwum became substantive Education Minister, some reforms he has championed the most has been Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education.
According to him, this particular reform is critical to his vision for education in Ghana.
“If I say I want to change the education system in this country and I leave out STEM, our education will not produce 21st-century outcomes.”
“If you know something about education, the sense of urgency, when it hits, takes you in a different direction, but you have to work with a team. Each will do their part. TVET will do its part. GES will do its part. Everybody will do their part.”
Dr. Adutwum also expects state agencies to realign themselves in line with the new reforms.
“All of them have to reinvent themselves for us to get the kind of education system the good people of Ghana expect from us. If we don’t, we perish.”