June 8, 2021

Government over the past five years has made major investment in the educational sector without compromising the quality; deputy educational minister-designate John Ntim Fordjour said when he appeared before the Appointment Committee on Monday, June 7, 2021.

According to him annual reports from the educational sector show quality has not been compromised and in addition Government has completed abandoned school projects started by the previous government, and hinted that president Akufo-Addo has completed twenty-nine (29) of the E-block projects.

While the VALCO Trust intervention, among others were geared towards eradicating schools under trees.

Asked if the free SHS policy could have been implemented differently with regards to infrastructure and funds in some constituencies where there are no classrooms, the nominee replied the Constitution doesn’t permit discrimination against individuals who seek to access education.

 On the issue of the school feeding programme, he said the National Food Buffer Stock has been engaged to address challenges about the supply of food to senior high schools in the country in order to continue the supply of food to them and that the necessary stakeholders would be engaged as promised by the Ministry and also ensure the completion of abandoned projects under the GET Fund Projects.

 The nominee admitted to sacrificing about 400,000 students because of infrastructure which according to him was not the best alternative, hence the reason to introduce the track system while assuring that the issue of infrastructure was being expeditiously addressed

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghnamps.com