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Concerns raised over implementation of politically motivated education policies

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The Institute of Educational Studies has raised concerns over successive governments’ implementation of politically motivated education policies.

The Director of the Institute, Dr. Barnabas Addai Amanful, said this when he spoke with Mark Smith on the Day Break Upper East Show today, May 16, 2024.

His comments come on the back of Ghana’s poor ranking in the recent Legatum Prosperity Index.

Dr. Amanful explained that successive governments, rather than considering national interest and proper education growth, have always chosen populistic decisions within the educational sector.

These decisions are directed at winning elections and not necessarily solving problems that exist within the education sector.

“Do we have the political will? Most of the problems we have in our education, we normally want to address it to get votes. So instead of addressing the problems to achieve educational outcomes, it is rather for electoral outcomes.”

“How are these policies going to turn into votes? That is what the political authorities normally look at,” he said.

Ranked 137th out of 167 countries, Ghana has significantly improved its secondary school enrollment from 42.5% in 2013 to 57.2% in recent years, according to UNESCO.

This surge marks a noteworthy advancement from its 2013 ranking of 144. However, amid this progress, a stark reality looms: the quality of secondary education in Ghana remains a concern, placing a dismal 166th out of 167 countries in the Legatum Prosperity Index.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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