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South Sudan Lauds Ghana’s Education System


South Sudan has lauded Ghana’s education achievements describing it worthy to be emulated.

This came out when a delegation led by Hon. Boi Makueng Yuoi, the Deputy Minister of Education in South Sudan called on the Hon. Minister for Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang at her office in Accra.

Welcoming the delegation, the Hon. Minister said Ghana would continue to do her best in supporting Africa in the spirit of Pan-Africanism.

She said Africa’s resources could only be a blessing when more effort is put in training for expertise to manage the resources appropriately.

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang said technical training, Science and Mathematics is very crucial that was why Dr. Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president established the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to train local engineers for development.

She reiterated the need for both Ghana and South Sudan to operationalize a strategy for results.

She promised Ghana’s readiness in helping South Sudan in technical training, especially adult education, training workshops, television programmes among others.

Mr. Yuoi said after the over 30 years war, training and education and academics have been destroyed in his country, and this had left South Sudan to be lacking behind in technical skills.

He said the call on the Minister for Education was to get technical and theory support in skills through training.

He noted that created a deadlock in Education in South Sudan, thus there was the urgent need for technical expertise in the area of technical training.

He said his country needed teachers in science expertise who would give the people the right skills to make them expertise in the field.

Mr. Yuoi said his country would prefer to send students to come down to study in Ghana to enable them witness the level of infrastructural development in Ghana.

The Hon. Dep. Minister in charge of Pre-Tertiary Education, Mr. Alex Kyeremeh, said Ghana is putting premium on technical education and therefore would soon turn the polytechnics into technical universities.   

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