Govt’s Investment in Education Boosts Literacy Among Children – Ntim Fordjour - Onlinetimesgh

Govt’s Investment in Education Boosts Literacy Among Children – Ntim Fordjour

The Deputy Minister of Education and Member of Parliament for Assin South, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, has announced that the government’s investment of GH¢129 billion in the education sector has significantly improved literacy rates among children under 10.

Speaking at the 28th congregation of the University of Education, Winneba, on Saturday, Rev. Fordjour highlighted that this development challenges a previous World Bank projection which suggested that only one in ten children in sub-Saharan Africa could read.

Addressing the current debate on the value of a Ghanaian PhD versus a Dutch passport, he emphasized the importance of higher education and encouraged the youth to pursue advanced degrees. He urged graduates to reject the misconception that success could only be found abroad, asserting that education is the cornerstone of national development.

Rev. Fordjour also explained that the government’s substantial investment in education demonstrates its commitment to transforming the sector.

Additionally, Professor Stephen Johnson Mitchual, Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, noted the university’s shift from traditional in-person instruction to a more dynamic online approach. This change aims to make education more accessible and convenient for everyone.

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