Member of Parliament and Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has been tipped to be selected as the running mate for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for the 2024 election.
59-year-old Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum is seen as the perfect candidate to balance the presidential ticket, either geographically or ideologically, and to make them the best pair to happen in the NPP, in its bid to break the eight.
The bet on the Minister in Charge of Education as Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s running mate stems from his humility, loyalty, dedication, hard work and commitment, as well as his significant contributions to the promotion of education.
Profile of Adutwum
Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum born April 9, 1964, is a Ghanaian politician and Member of Parliament representing the Bosomtwe Constituency in the Ashanti Region on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
From Jachie in Greater Kumasi, Dr Yaw Adutwum is an old student of the Kumasi High School (KUMACA) in Ashanti Region-Ghana, where he had his Advanced level education certificate.
The Bosomtwe Member of Parliament obtained a bachelor’s degree in Land Economy (Business Administration with a major in Real Estate) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He also holds a master’s degree in Education Management from the University of La Verne and a PhD in Educational Policy, Planning and Administration from the University of Southern California.
He founded the New Designs Charter Schools and International Studies Academy which served as a small learning community for students to thrive academically and socially.
Dr Yaw Adutwum prior to the establishment of the school worked as a Mathematics and Information Technology teacher at the Manual Arts High School for ten years and also served as the lead Maths teacher in the USC/ Manual Arts Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI).
in March 2017, Yaw Adutwum was appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to serve as Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Pre-tertiary Education.
In 2019 he was voted the Best Performing Deputy Minister of the Year by two research bodies: Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) and FAKS Investigative Services.