Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has professed that since time immemorial no government has been able to make education look attractive to Ghanaians as the NPP government has done.
According to him, after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) resumed office in 2017, the leadership spearheaded by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo deemed it worthy to make education their priority, hence, the introduction of the well-known Free Senior High School education to give room for all to attend SHS irrespective of their backgrounds.
He pointed out that President Akufo-Addo has been able to deliver his promise on revamping the educational sector by providing vehicles to MMDCEs, Ministry of Education, education directorates among others to aid their work in a bid to provide quality education.
The Education Minister stressed that “since 2017, the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made education his priority and he believes fundamentally that Ghana would only prosper if education prospers and so he believes that opportunity and prosperity would only happen if we get education on a sound footage. …the last three years have witnessed a complete transformation of our educational sector. If it is to do with the infrastructure, we can boldly say since independence no government has put in place infrastructural development that the education is witnessing in the last three years”.
He made these comments at the Black Stars Square in Accra on Thursday during the distribution of 365 pickup trucks and 493 motorbikes to various districts of the Ghana Education Service (GES) by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia.
Out of the 365 Isuzu pickup trucks distributed, 206 have been allocated to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), 105 to the Ministry of Education and its various agencies. The remaining trucks will be given to some selected Senior High Schools.