The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum as part of efforts to address and curb challenges confronting the country’s public education sector says his outfit will soon roll out a new project dubbed the Rural School project.
In an interview monitored by EducationWeb, the Head of Corporate Affairs at the Education Ministry, Kenel Kwasi Abankwa said adequate measures have been put in place by the Minister to solve the education sector issues.
“Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education has put in place a system to address some of these challenges. The name of the system is Rural School Project,” the Ministry of Education Corporate Affairs Director told Adom FM.
Kwasi Abankwa speaking ‘Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem’ show said the purpose of the new project is to reach out to schools in the rural areas to solve problems and challenges encountered by the government education space.
“The project is something we are about to start and it will be implemented soon so that we will be able to reach out and solve these issues,” he noted adding “contacts will be shared to the public to report challenges faced by schools.
“Contacts will be shared to the public soon for them to draw our attention to certain problems faced by the schools in the country to be worked on quickly,” the Ministry of Education (MoE) official told the Accra-based radio station.
In a related development, Mr Yaw Adutwum has said the Ministry of Education (MoE) in the first week of March this year will launch a teacher welfare portal to receive concerns submitted by public school teachers for redress.
Speaking on PeaceFM’s Kokrokoo show monitored by EducationWeb, the Education Minister said his outfit is tirelessly working on the soon launch of the website to ensure submitted complaints to the Ministry are addressed directly.
“The website is almost ready, that is teacher welfare portal for anybody with a problem related to teaching to submit concerns for the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service (GES) to address them,” he told PeaceFM.
The Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe Constituency said his outfit after the launch of the teach welfare portal will assign case managers who will handle the reported or submitted issues to make sure that the cases are resolved.
“When the problems are resolved, there will be a dashboard for me to know that there was for instance a reduction of 20,000 complaints from Ashanti or other regions,” the Minister in charge of Education told Kwame Sefa Kayi.