27.2 C
Accra

Education Pivot for Human Development, Says NUGS

He urged policy and decision-makers in the educational sector to include the very people whose interest they seek in the drafting, designing and implementation of educational policies in the country

The President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Daniel Oppong Kyeremeh, has noted that education is the best pivot on which revolves the attainment of proper human development

He has therefore called on stakeholders in the education sector to consciously work to prioritise issues that address the welfare and well-being of Ghanaian students

The NUGS President said this at the second edition of the NUGS Education Conference on Monday.

- Advertisement -

He urged policy and decision-makers in the educational sector to include the very people whose interest they seek in the drafting, designing and implementation of educational policies in the country.

Join our WhatsApp Channel for more news

Daniel Oppong Kyeremeh suggested, “the setting up of a Youth Advisory Board to ensure that you make student leaders part of policy formulation, designing and implementation so that you can adequately and appropriately attend to the needs of Ghanaian students who I believe are at the core of every educational system government intends to initiate”.

He believed that funds released by GETFUND to schools were inadequate to carry out the sort of projects the schools need on campus and called on the Ministry of Education to remove the cap it has placed on the funds allocated through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) for the implementation of projects.

- Advertisement -

To him, “Most of the notable senior high schools have been able to carry out massive infrastructural and developmental projects on campus because they got support from the GETFUND and we believe many others can have the same story to share when the full amount allocated to GETFUND are released to schools for project implementation”.

Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, stressed the commitment of government to continue investments into the educational system to make it modern, innovative and highly technological to respond to the questions the current times present.

He advised students not to allow themselves to be deceived, “because the best times are ahead of you and your attainment of quality and innovative education such as you have now would help to shape your future and make you impactful citizens of Ghana “, the Minister posited.

While you're here, we just want to remind you of our commitment to telling the stories that matter the most.Our commitment is to our readers first before anything else.

Our Picks

THE LATEST

INSIDE POLITICS

Get the Stories Right in Your Inbox

OUR PARTNERS

MORE NEWS FOR YOU