President Akufo-Addo was speaking at the independence day awards ceremony ahead of the 65th Independence Day celebration, in Accra on Wednesday March 2.
“Investments in education are a key priority for my government. Government intends to deepen the education of our population so as to attain our industrialsaition objective.
“This means there will be increasing emphasis in our education system on science and technology education and technical and vocational training.
“In addition to the ongoing construction of the Accra STEM Academy, government has commenced the construction of 20 science, technology, engineering and mathematics centres across the country with all twenty eight at various stages of completion.
“The completion of nine model senior high schools across the country is imminent. This year the government will expand the free senior high school programme to cover all first year students in public TVET institutions.”
“Government believes that knowledge and talent are not for the rich and privileged alone, and that free education widens the gates of opportunities to every child, especially those whose talents are arrested because of poverty.
“At this point in our history, we are determined, in spite of the difficulties, to complete the transformation of the country into a modern, 21st century nation that remains distinctly and uniquely Ghanaian. It is for this reason that investments in our educational system are a key priority for my government,” he stressed.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|