The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante following Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum’s enormous contribution to the education sector has adjudged him the most innovative Education Minister in Africa.
Speaking at the 85th anniversary of the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School, at Legon, he said that the kind of innovations that Dr Adutwum has brought into the nation’s education space were apt and gradually shaping the nation’s fortunes through education.
The Presbyterian Church Moderator opines that should the ongoing transformation in the Education sector be allowed to continue for years, it would go a long way to speed up the transformation of the nation’s economy.
Rev. Prof. Mante appealed to all stakeholders in the education sector to continue playing their roles effectively to speed up the development of the country.
President Akufo Addo on his part praised the founding fathers, leadership of the school, alumni and others who have been working very hard towards ensuring that the school maintained its quality training of students especially in the sciences.
The President challenged the leadership of the school to work hard so that the school would be able to “Break the 8” this year in the National Maths and Science quiz completion after the school’s seven successful victories and being the defending champions.
President Nana Akufo Addo stated that everything possible was being done to improve upon the human resource base of the nation through education so it could shape the fortunes of the country.
The event which was graced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and other dignitaries from across the globe had the theme “Building upon a Legacy of Excellency-come along and join us”.
Honourable Yaw Adutwum’s appointment to be in charge of the country’s education sector comes after he was on March 5, 2021, sworn in as the Minister for Education by His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He took over from past Education Minister and Manhyia South Member of Parliament, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh whom he served under as the Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Pre-tertiary Education from 2017 to 2020.