The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) Kofi Asare after he participated in the 2023 edition of the National Education Week (NEW) has shared his experience witnessed at the event organized by the Ministry of Education.
In a social media post, he said “Last week, I participated in the National Education Week (NEW), a platform of the Ministry of Education GH for Education Sector Agencies to review their performance and plan ahead.
The last time i attended NEW was in 2019, when then-Minister Napo prevented me from reading my speech because I had publicly criticised his policy. Since then, the political culture did not make me a welcome stakeholder at NEW.
NEW 2023 focused on STEM & TVET, providing insights into progress made by MoE & ESIs in transforming the governance & delivery of TVET & STEM through enhancing access and improving quality. A whole lot is being done.
Exhibition booths were mounted by students and institutions. The results exhibited confirm the huge investments made in upgrading infrastructure, infusing state-of-the-art technologies into TVET and STEM facilitation & learning. Our TVET & STEM teachers are doing a pretty good job.
My favorite agencies were CTVET & TVET Service. CTET has achieved a lot, including operationalizing RPL. I was particularly thrilled by the delivery of the deputy CTVET boss. First time seeing or hearing of him. Some Mr. Antwi guy…..he really knows his onions..solid guy!
I see very good progress, some strategy gaps and opportunities for policy reinforcements. A comprehensive but critical review of all progress reports will be published by Eduwatch later in the year.”