The Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South and Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh says his primary concern is to ensure that President Akufo-Addo excels in the field of education so that his second term bid becomes a formality.
According to the Education Minister, the President deserves a second term but that should be underpinned by performance in every sector including Education.
The famous Minister said the Education Ministry is bent on retaining the accolade as the best performing ministry to help the President win the hearts of Ghanaians.
This, he noted informs the determination of both officials and staff to working beyond themselves in maintaining the high standards they have set.
‘’I am not worried about my future as Minister or MP because my primary focus now is to ensure I work my socks out to see Nana Addo retained as President in the 2020 elections’’, Dr Opoku Prempeh intimated.
The Education Minister hinted of systems his outfit has put in place to ensure that the free senior high school policy is sustained.
He noted that government is clear on the policy and is unwavering to sponsor and expend funds to make the policy to become a routine feature in the sector.
According to the legislator, nobody would be allowed to derail the policy from running its normal course.
Some headmasters and head-teachers, the Minister revealed tried some tricks in frustrating parents as well as government in the implementation stages but he noted all were found out and dealt with swiftly.
‘’Nana Addo is still determined to see all children have at least a senior high school education and no one would be allowed to thwart such efforts of ensuring both the poor and rich have access to SHS for free’’, the Education Minister stressed.
The Education Minister revealed plans to ensure the computer placement system that is used to get students into Senior high school is tweaked to a perfect state.
This, he said is important so that all bottlenecks are removed for students to access schools of their choice when they complete the Basic Education Certificate Exams (BECE) at the Junior High School level.
‘’ The current software we are operating is the best but we still would ensure that every modification that is needful is employed to make the placement seamless when the time comes for the deployment of same’’, Dr Opoku Prempeh posited.
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