The government has outlined 10 achievements in the education sector since assuming office in January 2017.
This includes the flagship free Senior High School (SHS), infrastructure expansion at all levels of education, 200% increase in research allowance, restoration of teacher trainee allowance and the introduction of 4-year Bachelor of Education at Colleges of Education.
Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum at a press briefing on Sunday June 6, 2021 said the government is repositioning the entire education system to produce a critical mass of assertive and empowered Ghanaian population with relevant skills for socio-economic transformation.
He outlined the fourth industrial revolution which included artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing and quantum computing.
A report from the World Economic Forum (2016) about the future of work indicates that “by one popular estimate, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist.”
The report describes the skills that will keep more people employed in a workplace dominated by Artificial Intelligence.
Dr. Adutwum therefore said “the needs of the world and industry today require schools and colleges to produce men and women who can think, who can make new scientific discoveries, who can find solutions to the challenges of the world today.”