The minister of Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has stated that the government is carrying out several Educational Reforms to transform the Education sector in the country which he thinks is the best way for the country’s Education transformation.
During the Sunday afternoon press conference, the minister identify textbook reforms, teacher training, targeted instruction, training of headteachers, parents engagement, and many more as some of the 21st-century reforms under the Education sector.
Most people including teachers have complained that the Education sector is sinking due to so many Educational Reforms that the government under the watch of Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum as Education Minister is watching.
But during the press conference, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum stated that if people see him doing eight things at a go, don’t think he is doing too many things because he is doing it for a purpose.
One of the major Educational Reforms Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum campaigning for is the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in senior high schools. The minister has also allowed Art students without a science background to offer engineering courses at the university.
During the press conference, the minister defended STEM Education and stated that when he said his changing Ghana’s Education system without STEM then the outcome will not produce a 21st-century outcome.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum added that if you know Education and you are hit by the sense of urgency you will be taken in a different direction but you have to work with a team. He said other Education agencies like TVET and GES must all do their part to ensure that they give the kind of Education system Ghanaians expect from them and if they don’t they perish.