DOWNLOAD: 2012 Civil Society Education Manifesto

The Child’s Rights International (CRI) in collaboration with Action for Rural Education (ARE) early this year launched a 2012 Civil Society Education Manifesto to guide the next political administration for the period 2013-2016.

The manifesto highlighted some recommendations and proposed the establishment of an educational commission which must operate like the Electoral Commission with all the constitutional backing to ensure smooth delivery of education.

In his foreword on the Civil Society Education Manifesto 2012, Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Education Winneba said although Ghana is at the threshold of achieving the Millennium Development Goal on Education, the 2015 target is only achievable if the sector is given the highest priority.

“The country requires a catalytic approach in pursuing outstanding deficits in attaining Universal Primary Enrolment Retention, Completion, Quality and Gender Parity.

“The plurality of political opinions on development policies is expected to engage the attention of political parties during the election debates. What has been conspicuously lacking in previous political debates is the civil society dimension to development policies, especially in education.

“The manifesto is meant to stimulate, engage and empower students, teachers, educators, community members and leaders, civil society organizations and political parties to take a fresh look at the most pressing education policy issues that have received very little attention in the past decade, and take the necessary action,” he said.

To download a copy of the 2012 Education Manifesto, click here.