The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum told Parliament of Ghana that, no country in the 21st century can transform itself without a robust educational system that focuses on its human resource development.
He declared such an educational system must provide opportunities for all citizens to improve on themselves to help in the socio-economic development of the country.
The Minister affirmed the introduction of the National Standardised Test for pupils at the basic level in the country is as a result of government’s quest to build the much expected robust educational system.
He said the test does not only seek to improve learning outcomes but to also reduce learning poverty across the country and argued that pupils waiting eleven years before siting for their first national exams, Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), makes it too late to rectify the prevalent vast literacy poverty.
The Bosomtwe Constituency Member of Parliament said the good performance of students in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) is indicative that Ghanaian teachers are among the best trained and dedicated in the world.
Dr Adutwum made these disclosures when he appeared in Parliament on Thursday December 09, 2021 to answer litany of questions relating to the performance of the Education Ministry by Honourable Members of Parliaments (MPs)