The management of Academic Diary, an educational-based journal, has given Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, a Deputy Minister of Education, high marks for his contribution to educational development in the country.
“We are perplexed at how Ghana’s educational sector has seen tremendous changes at all levels within this short period.”
“Definitely, this could not have been achieved, but for the hard work and commitment of Dr. Adutwum and his able team of other government appointees working under the Ministry,” the management noted.
A statement issued in Kumasi, and signed by Michael Nana Ampong, the Managing Director of Academic Diary, said the successful implementation of the free Senior High School (fSHS) programme, restoration of the teacher-trainee allowances and increase in the capitation grant were in the right direction.
He also touched the recent modification of the basic school curriculum, abolition of obnoxious administrative practices that further burdened parents and massive investments in infrastructural development.
“Indeed, Dr. Adutwum has justified the confidence reposed in him by the Nana Akufo-Addo-led administration,” he said, adding the Deputy Minister and his team really deserve to be commended.
The statement further identified how the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian parent has also been ameliorated, following the government’s decision to absorb the cost of examination fees at the basic level.
Dr. Adutwum is credited to have founded the New Designs Charter Schools in America; prior to his establishing of the institution, he worked as a Mathematics and Information Technology teacher at the Manual Arts High School for ten years. Within this period, he founded the International Studies Academy which serves as a small learning community for students to thrive academically and socially.
He also served as the lead Mathematics teacher in the USC/ Manual Arts Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI), and was also part of the taskforce established by the National Research for Career and Technical to develop a national model for career and technical education in High School and College levels.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana