Minister for Education and Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe, Dr Adutwum following his enormous contribution and plans for the education sector has said he is among the luckiest Education Ministers the world has ever had.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum made the comment while speaking at ‘The Minister’s Press’ briefing on the topic “President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s education agenda: four years and beyond” held at Accra on Sunday, June 6, 2021.
“I am lucky to find myself in this space, I am one of the luckiest Education Ministers in the world and that is why I can’t stop teaching when I visit any school,” the Minister in charge of Education told the journalists at the briefing.
The self-acclaimed luckiest Education Minister furthered that “teaching has become of me and I am happy the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo gave me this opportunity to be the Minister responsible for Education.”
The Bosomtwe lawmaker has said he suggested the double track or what he describes as a year-round school introduced to contain enrolment in Senior High Schools amid the implementation of the Free SHS policy to Akufo-Addo.
Adutwum in the interview said his recommendation of the green and gold track system was based on his 10 years of experience with the system when he was a teacher in the USA prior to his appointment as Education Minister.
According to him, the double track or year-round school system first started in the United States, California in 1994, a system he said the country has used for over 10 years in some of their schools to increase student enrollment.
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.
This comes after the Appointment Committee of Parliament of Ghana unanimously approved the former Education Minister in charge of Pretiary Education, Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum after vetting him on February 11, 2021.