We will not politicize our education-Deputy Education Minister

samuel-okudzeto-AblakwaDeputy Minister for Education; Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says the NDC government will never politicize education in Ghana. “We believe education is a serious matter and should not be reduced to cheap campaign politics. For four consecutive years, Ghana has won the WASSCE award for west Africa for being the best performing nation.”

Mr. Ablakwa who was giving an account of the government’s accomplishments in the field of education at the NDC’s campaign launch earlier this week in Cape Coast also described condemnations for 24% pass mark this year in the West African Senior School Certificate Exam as ironic.

“We believe that we must do better. That’s why President Mahama is making tremendous investments in our education- motivating teachers, distributing laptops, retraining teachers, etc.”, he explained.

The Deputy education minister elaborated amidst cheers from the packed stadium that the President will be launching the Free SHS for borders when the new academic year begins; an initiative expected to benefit some 120,000 borders.

“125 existing Senior High Schools are being expanded”, he announced and added that the government is progressing towars free SHS education.

He also announced that “the university for environment and sustainable development is being started in Nana Akufo Addo’s region.”

“Let nobody say that we are only investing in education but not creating jobs. In education sector alone, this week, 2500 people received appointment letters as math and science teachers. At the tertiary level, we are employing 1018 lecturers. we are creating 4000 jobs at our local printing. We are expanding access at the colleges of education. 20000 additional jobs have been created because these teachers will be automatically absorbed when they graduate from their colleges of education”, he announced.

The NDC’s campaign launch saw several thousands of NDC faithful from various regions in the Central regional capital to show support for their party.


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