Government To Streamline Technical Education To Ensure Sustainable Leadership

Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, the Minister of Education, has said government would streamline technical education to ensure sustainable leadership for the development of the economy.

“While our focus will be on putting in place teaching and learning materials so that even nursery school pupils will be taught to think; we will also expand the quality of technical and vocational education in this country,” he said.

Dr Opoku-Prempeh was speaking during the Convergence 2017 forum on sustainability organised by UturnAfrica. It was supported by leading tertiary institutions including Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School, University of Houston, Ashesi University Students, YALI West Africa, and Mandela Washington Fellowship.

UturnAfrica provides a platform for debate, analysis and collaboration between current and future leaders interested in discussing sustainable solutions to the regions challenges with innovative lens.

The forum explored models of building connections between sustainability, social and environmental impact, and economic empowerment.

Dr Opoku Prempeh said his focus as a Minister was to reengineer the basic education curriculum to emphasise on fundamentals that could be built upon as lifelong learning. We need to revisit this hands-on nature of the curriculum; so besides the reading, arithmetic and writing, we need to encourage creativity.”