Education Minister meets Rose Emma over her educational letter



Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has met Prof Rose Emma Enstua-Mensah, the woman behind an open letter asking him to suspend educational policies that have worked in the United States of America and may not necessarily in Ghana.

In a social media post sighted by EducationWeb, the Minister in charge of Education in the country said he held an hour-long meeting with Prof. Rose Emma Enstua-Mensah in his office at the Education Ministry in Greater Accra.

“The outcome was cordial and fruitful. Both of us mean well for our nation. I will maintain constant contact with her as I forge ahead under the leadership of the President of the Republic to transform our nation’s education system,” he said.

Professor Emma Enstua in her open letter urged the Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe Constituency who doubles as the Minister for Education to fashion out policies that would work for Ghana by looking at best practices.

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“Minister, please focus on making sure that all science laboratories in basic and secondary schools, as well as in the universities are well equipped. The important thing is to make sure that there is science acculturation in Ghana

The last time I checked, Ghana was in a financial crisis. If, by the grace of God, you have been given a large amount of money, please make sure that all children in all schools have a sound grounding in science,” he told Yaw Adutwum.

She also proposed for Ose Yaw to construct 10 Engineering Research Centres (ERC) in all the technical universities saying the Engineering Research Centre will link academic engineering research and education to engineering practice.

Commenting on STEM education, Madam Rose appealed to the Education Minister to pay well the STEM teachers who have been trained to teach in the soon to be operationalized STEM schools across the country this academic year.


“The teachers in the system need to be given refresher courses as we are in the era of artificial intelligence, robotics, biotechnology and Nano technology,” Prof Rose Emma Enstua-Mensah noted in her viral open letter to Mr Adutwum.

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