The Deputy Education Minister Has Confirmed That The Government Is Incompetent – William Boadi, EAI
Dear all, the deputy education minister has made a lousy statement about whom should be blamed in terms of the poor state of Ghana’s economic crisis.
It is unfortunate to hear such comments from people occupying offices and swimming in total comfort but failing to serve the national interest turn to accuse those striving to survive due to the shoddy leadership of our time.
Is whose responsibility to shape the education system after employing teachers? The deputy minister got it wrong.
Let us read the bellow statement.
The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technician and Vocational Education Training (TVET), Gifty Twum-Ampofo has made a paradoxical statement that teachers must be blamed for the current economic challenges facing the country and not the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta.
Gifty Twum-Ampofo explained that for any country’s economy to perform well, it largely depends on its gross tertiary enrollment ratio.
However, she bemoaned that Ghana has a low gross tertiary enrollment ratio owing to the poor performance of students which in effect has a significant negative impact on the economy.
“Research has proven that any country’s gross tertiary enrollment ratio has so much to do with GDP. So for our instructors and our lecturers here once you have this responsibility and you get so much commitment then we are sure that the gross tertiary enrollment ratio will increase and when that increases the GDP of the country will increase,” Twum-Ampofo stated.
She continued: “And for this simple reason, if the economy is not doing well it is not the economists, it is the teachers. Let me say that again if the economy is not doing well it is not the Finance Minister, it is not the economist it is the teacher. Because the performance of the economy depends on the country’s gross tertiary enrollment ratio.”
Gifty Twum-Ampofo further stressed that for countries whose gross tertiary enrollment ratio is 40% and above, their GDP is fantastic, for those with a lower gross tertiary enrollment ratio the economy is struggling.
The deputy minister who doubles as Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency urged teachers to do more to contribute their quota to the economic growth of the country through the training of the needed human capital for economic transformation.
“Countries who have their 40% and above the GDP is fantastic and those of us who have it lower the economy is struggling so now the solution is a foundation that you have provided as a teacher,” the lawmaker reiterated.
She made these remarks on Saturday, July 1, 2023, when speaking at the 175th Anniversary of Presbyterian College of Education on the theme “175 Years of Education Honouring Our Past, Celebrating The Present and Shaping The Future”.
The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana also the Chancellor of Presbyterian University Ghana PUG, Rt. Rev Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante called on the government to prepare a special remuneration scheme for the salaries of College of Education teachers as they migrate to Degree Awarding Institutions.
According to the Moderator, the remuneration of teachers should be specially upgraded and packaged to suit the transformation from Diploma Awarding Institutions to Degree Awarding Institutions to encourage the teachers to fully commit to teaching and training teachers in the country.
The Moderator also urged the government to convert colleges of education into teacher training universities which will be independent in awarding their degrees without affiliations.
On the other hand, the Principal of the Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong Rev. Nicholas Apreh Siaw highlighted inadequate staff accommodation, and inadequate vehicles to support students at school and for field experiences.
He also bemoaned the continued encroachment on their lands as pressing challenges confronting the college which need to be addressed.
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Kojo Ansah
- So I ask again. Who formulates educational policy and steers its implementation?
- Who employs teachers and resources them to be efficient?
Please, let us not act as if we became from a different continent. We were all here and we claimed that the previous government was incompetent so Ghanaians should give you people the chance to make Ghana like Heaven. So why are you dodging responsibility today?
Akufo-Addo just unveiled his ministerial dream team and we have photos of all its members The team will be lead by Vice-President Mahamudud Bawumia. Meet the members of the team:
- Mahamudu Bawumia
- Nana Yaw Osafo-Marfo
- Dr. Mark Asibbey Yeboah.
- Prof. Gyan Baffour.
- Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei
- Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu
- Prof. Ernest Aryeetey (former VC Legon)
- Ken Ofori Atta
- Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku
- Kwaku Kwarteng
- Dr. Paul Acquah
Don’t run away from th
e problems. After all, you are also a teacher so resolve them as promised.
CEO of Educate Africa Institute (EAI), Educationist, Political analyst, and Social worker.
EAI: WE EDUCATE AFRICA.