30% Budget Goes To Education -Nana
President Nana Akufo-Addo
Thirty per cent of the annual budget
goes to the educational sector, President Akufo-Addo has stated.
The decision to allocate the chunk of
the national budget to the sector is informed by its importance to the
maximization of the potential of the youth, who are key in the human
development of the country, he explained.
disclosed this yesterday during the opening of the Global Peace Inter-Generational
Dialogue‒ an initiative
of the African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) ‒ held in Accra
for world leaders to deliberate upon their aspirations for a better world.
President Akufo-Addo, who expressed
pride in his achievements in the educational sector, did not leave out the fee
education from kindergarten to senior high school.
“Today in Ghana, I’m delighted to be able to
say that education in the public sector is now free from kindergarten to senior
high school,” he stated.
Continuing to showcase the
achievements of his government, he pointed at the new curriculum being rolled
out for pupils from kindergarten to class six in the primary schools.
This, he said, “has mathematics,
science, reading, writing and creativity at its core.”
“All is set for the construction of
21 state-of-the-art technical and vocational education training centres, this
year, with 10 other science, technology and engineering and mathematics centres
for basic education,” the president added.
“We are determined to ensure that
Ghana’s young people acquire skills that will put them at par with their peers
anywhere in the world,” he emphasized.
On her part, Chairperson of Global
Peace and the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD),
Graça Machel, thanked President Akufo-Addo for hosting the first of several
inter-generational dialogues expected to take place across the African
She charged the young people participating in the dialogue to organise their lives since that is the only way they are going make an impact in the world.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu, Presidential Correspondent