The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has called on Ghanaians to stop politicising issues of education in the country.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, the Education Minister said the future of the country will gravely be affected if all educational policies are affected.
“Any project that will help to improve education which is started by one government must not be rejected even when at fault but must be continued by another government for the development of Ghana,” the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bosomtwe Constituency in the Ashanti Region said.
Ghana is characterised as a “competitive clientelist” type of political settlement in which two parties, the National Democratic Congress( NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have consistently challenged each other in national election .
In this context, the incentives of ruling elites has become loaded towards the use of public institution in politicised way to secure short term gains.
This has implications for the education sector in Ghana, which has historically been seen by its ruling elites as critical, both to their means of staying in power through increased legitimacy and to their ideas of promoting national development.
Dr. Adutwum asserted that education must be taken serious for the development of the nation.