A former National General Secretary of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) Nicholas Kelvin Agboni has cautioned the Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum not fail like his former boss, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh.
According to the young Ghanaian awards winner, educationist, youth and students activist, they have hailed Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum prior to his appointment by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as Education Minister due to his performances as a Deputy Minister of Education and his rich knowledge on Education. He added that, though, Dr. Adutwum’s former boss Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has failed Ghanaians, some of them believe he [Dr. Adutwum] could do better when given the opportunity, because he’s an educationist.
Mr. Agboni called on the Education Minister not to under perform for them to believe the saying that, a “non-educationist” can deliver better than a “Well-trained teacher” at the Sector.
“Please, let not, your current performance at the Sector be rated low to your former boss. We don’t want to believe the assertion that a “non-educationist” can deliver better at the Ministry than a “Well-trained teacher” He explained.
“Dear Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, l wish to remind you on the core mandate of Education Minister like we did to your former boss “NAPO”. The Education Act 778 has vividly outlined your roles/mandates as the Sector Minister.” He added.
In a statement, Agboni said, “In most of our past engagements, you spoke like an educationist, a father, a counsellor etc. devoid of politics. But it appears few months after your appointment, the narrative is beginning to be twisted. Please, kindly remember that, your roles/mandates as a Minister, in your daily administrative activities affect many lives. Ghanaian students, teachers, parents etc. won’t be happy when you fail like your former boss.”
According to the young writer, Quality Education, in the best interest of its beneficiaries is what Ghanaians want, hence the Minister must deliver on the job.