Minister laments Criticsms Of Education System

Naana-Jane-Opoku-AgyemangThe Minister of Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has bemoaned the attitude where the country’s education system received criticism as if it has never yield any positive results.

She conceded that there were challenges with the system but many Ghanaians have passed through it to become successful and wondered why people continue to criticize the system instead of hailing it.

“The country education sector despite it challenges had continue to produce doctors, nurses and lawyers among others. So we should not continue to condemn it but build consensus on how to restructure the system” she lament.

The Minister said this yesterday at the opening ceremony of a two day conference organised by the Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA) in Accra.

The Forum which brought together about 20 head of educational directors and researchers from West and Central Africa is aim at brainstorming on how the ERNWACA can achieve it strategic plan by the end of 2016.

Professor Opoku-Agyemang added that until Ghanaians and the African continent value their education and acknowledged it, the order continent would also not give priority to their system of education.

However, she lauded the ERNWACA for instituting the ERNWACA research grants which seeks to encourage young researchers to take interest and gain proficiency in the educational research.

“The aim of the this bold and potentially fruitful research grant initiative am told is not only to build the individual and institutional capacity but to strengthen regional education research and ensure sustainability of research capacity.

I understand that this initiative gives practical training to more than hundred young researchers in this region and had produce twenty-five researches outcomes every year” she added.

The Chairman of ERNWACA, Professor K. Adegoke, noted that ERNWACA is also carrying out a project to assess the level of implementations and reforms that exist in the universities, particularly in the area of employment.

He added that the project would focus on the increasing unemployment rate, the scaring level of poverty and its negative impacts.

Alhaji Rahim Gbadamosi, Coordinator of ERNWACA, Ghana Chapter, added that the project would further consider the alleged poor performance in basic education schools in and beyond the sub region. By Bernard Benghan & Emma Wiafe                                 

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