Education system lacks equity -- Dep Education Minister

BY: Maxwell Akalaare Adombila
The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum
The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum

The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum, has observed that Ghana's education system lacks equity but pledged to help reverse it with new strategies being implemented.

He said although schools in rural communities mostly lack the requisite resources to train their students, graduates of such schools end up competing with those from much more resourced schools.

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Speaking at the Graphic Business/Stanbic Bank Breakfast Meeting on financing free quality education, he said this creates an imbalance that affects the quality of education.

"When you talk about quality and access, you cannot forget about equity," he said.

To help bridge that gap, Dr Adutwum, who is in charge of basic and secondary education, said the ministry made it mandatory for all first class schools to reserve 30 per cent of their quotas for students from poor communities.


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