President Akufo-Addo says his government is committed to prioritizing education.
For this reason, his administration is spend an unprecedented 23% of budget on education to ensure access to many.
Speaking at the global education summit in London on Friday the President insisted Ghana can only be transformed if the masses are educated.
“What is our goal? I think it is the goal of all of us as a continent, the transformation of our economies from raw material producing economy to value added economy. You move away from just being producers of natural resources to value added economy.”
“That is not going to be possible if we don’t have educated workforce so it is linked. It therefore requires that the investments that we have to make for ensuring that not just as many, but all our children have the opportunity to go to school right from kindergarten through primary to secondary through tertiary education is guaranteed. That is what we are trying to do in Ghana. We are spending, as we speak 23 per cent of our budget on education, It is one of the highest on the continent.
“We intend to ramp it up even more because as you widen access which we have done through primary through secondary with the free senior high school project, which has brought nearly half a million students to secondary system, clearly also you have problems of infrastructure , challenges of classrooms and numbers. Those also have to be accommodated and that therefore means as we are expanding the numbers and we are also going to be increasing the infrastructure.”