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SONA 2018: MoE Reforming SHS Curriculum To Focus On STEM, Vocational & Technical Skills

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has revealed that the Ministry of Education [MoE] is reforming the schools’ curricula of the education system in Ghana to focus on Science Technology Engineering Mathematics [STEM], reading history and technical and vocation skills.

He stated that for the nation to operate a modern economy, an educated and skilled workforce is needed, hence the importance of reforming Ghana’s educational structure to focus of STEM, reading history, technical and vocation skills.

“Mr Speaker, we need an educated and skilled workforce to be able to operate the modern economy we are creating. The free SHS is a start towards this goal. It is a policy that has come to stay. We are reforming the schools’ curricula to deal with the weaknesses in our education system and lay great emphasis on science, technology, engineering, mathematics, reading history and technical and vocation skills.”

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President Nana Akufo-Addo delivered his second State of the Nation Address to parliament earlier today [February 8, 2018], as mandated by Article 67 of the 1992 constitution.


President Nana Akufo-Addo delivering his second State of the Nation Address to parliament 

President Akufo-Addo used the opportunity to reckoned the numerous achievements his government has chalked in their second year in office. He addressed various sector of Ghana’s economy including, education, employment, security, agriculture and technology.

President Akufo Addo commended the work of the Minister of Education Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh at the ministry, adding that government’s commitment to education is evident in the quota of national budget allocated to the sector.

“A look at the national budget, will tell you that we are spending a lot of money on education and I am certain that it is a worthwhile investment brilliantly supervised by the minister of Education, Hon. Mattew Opoku Prempeh. It is also important that the reform of our schools’ curriculum should instill in our youth, respect for traditional value, discipline, fellow-feeling, hard work, honesty, integrity and patriotism; without this, no healthy social development can occur.”

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The President delivered his first State of the Nation Address on February 21, 2017 barely two months after assuming the reins of government. In that address, he said the government would put in place policies to deliver sustainable growth and cut out corruption.


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