The Ministry in Charge of Education (MoE) led by Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has established the National Educational Leadership Institute (NELI) to enhance the capacity and skills of leaders in the education sector.
The Institute will provide specialised professional leadership and management development training for individuals holding or intending to hold leadership and management positions in educational institutions across the country.
The Education Minister at the launch of the Institute said a total of 400 leaders from all parts of the education sectors have been selected to be trained for the piloting phase for five months beginning November to March 2024.
The participants at the end of their studies, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum indicated would receive Continuous Professional Development points and professional certification in Strategic Leadership.
The Minister for Education also said the Institute would equip participants with the requisite leadership knowledge and skills to bring transformations in their administrative and teaching jobs.
He said the sector needed a new generation of leaders, who could transform their operations to bring about a great change in their working environment and the nation as a whole.
“We are committed to transforming the nation through education and one of the ways to get the requisite results is to get people with good leadership skills to be at the helm of affairs to bring about the change we want,” he said as quoted by Ghana News Agency.
Dr Paul Kwadwo Addo, National Coordinator of the Institute, recounted the various preparatory stages and initiatives put in place towards the establishment of the Institute.
He pledged to work hard to ensure that all participants and others who enrolled in the Institute acquired the knowledge and skills needed to lead in the transformation of the nation through education.
Dr Charles Yeboah, a representative of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) at the launch of the Educational Institute said the second most important factor in children’s success in school was leadership quality.