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MOE holds National Education Sector Annual Review


Ministry of Education has held its 12th National Education Sector Annual Review (NESAR), with the aim of discussing and making input into the mid-term review report of the Education Strategic Plan 2010-2020 and the Draft National Framework of Action for 2030 that provides direction for education delivery over the next 15 years.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the two days event, Hon. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Education Minister, expressed satisfaction about the success made in the education sector so far with the assistance of all stakeholders.

Cataloguing some of the achievements made in the educational sector, she said “the Ministry has developed Bills to provide legal framework for the operation of Agencies such as the Non-Formal Education Division and the Ghana Book Development Council.”

According to her, the Ministry has also initiated Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) programme to develop standards, core values and ethics for the teaching profession and enhance teachers’ ability to adopt effective teaching approaches to enrich the quality of lessons and raise learning outcomes.

The Minister further disclosed key basic education capacity expansion initiatives such as the construction of 250 Kindergarten blocks, 375 Primary Blocks, 211 JHS blocks, 70 toilet blocks, the rehabilitation of 345 classrooms in 75 deprived districts under the Ghana Partnership for Education Grant (GPEG) project.

The procurement and distribution of 139,850 sets of classroom furniture and the Ministry’s encouragement of Private participation in provision of Basic Education service among others as the Ministry’s initiatives to expand physical access to basic education at the pre-tertiary level.

Agencies under the Ministry were also reminded of the critical roles they play and urged them to be guided by the vision and mission of the Education Ministry for their actions.

In his welcome address, Deputy Minister in charge of Pre-Tertiary, Hon. Alex Kyeremeh, reminded the participants about the need to collectively improve the management and quality of education service delivery.

He was optimistic that the participants will continue to provide strategies to achieve goals for the next 15 years.

Present at the ceremony were Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Tertiary, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Chief Director for the Ministry of Education, Mr. Enoch H. Cobbinah, Heads of Agencies and Development Partners.

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