The Ghana Education Service, Dr Eric Nkansah
, has called on all stakeholders in the education sector to prioritize 21st-century education since it is a tool for national development.
He explained that the government of Ghana had demonstrated its commitment by prioritizing education as a catalyst for national development by transforming Ghana Education Service to equip young ones with 21st Century Skills and the needed Competencies and will continue to do so.
Dr Eric Nkansah
Dr Nkansah made the call in Ho when he addressed the members of the Conference of Managers of Education Units (COMEU) at their 49th Annual Conference.
The annual conference brought the various stakeholders in the education sector together to discuss the latest developments in the sector and the way forward.
The Director General therefore urged other stakeholders to support the efforts of the government, so that Ghana will fully be part of the 4th Industrial Revolution which is centered on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
He stressed that for Ghana to participate fully in the 4th Industrial Revolution, the government was committed to equipping learners in our institutions with the requisite 21st-century skills required to participate fully in the 4th Industrial Revolution hence the frantic effort in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in the country.
Dr Nkansah further asserted that, the GES would continue to provide oversight responsibility at all levels of pre-tertiary education in the country; and monitor routine activities in line with increasing access, enhancing quality and improving management efficiency at all levels of our educational sector.
He pointed out that the GES would continue to engage various stakeholders to improve educational outcomes.
He called on the support of the COMEU to team up with the GES to transform the country’s pre-tertiary Education Service into a 21st-century Organization.
The Director General indicated that it is through quality and relevant education that Ghanaian learners would be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for individuals to thrive successfully in a globally competitive world.
Mrs Marian J.An Adzroe, National president of COMEU appealed to the government and various religious bodies who have education units to resources the unit offices to make their work effective.
She called for collaboration and cooperation among the District Directors and the Regional managers.