Initiatives

Education is critical in the building of the cohesive and prosperous Ghana on which we have set our eyes.

Our children, and young people, must be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes that would enable them compete with the best in the world. Every country that has made rapid, and significant progress has placed education at the heart of its development.

We aim to shift the structure and content of our education system from merely passing examinations to building character, nurturing values, and raising literate, confident, and engaged citizens who can think critically.

The NANA AKUFO ADDO lead government has given full effect to SDG 4.1 with the implementation of a Free Senior High School Policy.

In the 2008 and 2012 manifestos, H.E NADAA promised the implementation of Free Universal Secondary Education by making secondary education free for every Ghanaian child. By free SHS we meant free tuition, admission, textbook, library, science centre, computer, examination, utilities, boarding and meals.

Policy Includes

The removal of cost barriers

Address inequality and ensure equal opportunities for all students through the removal of cost barriers

The expansion of educational infrastructure

Improve quality of secondary education with the Secondary education improvement project initiative.

Improvement in equity and quality

Enhance the human capital base of the country by making Secondary Education the minimum academic qualification in Ghana

‘Teacher First’ policy

in recognition of the fact that without enhancing the status and development of the teacher, our education reforms will come to naught.
Central to our commitment is teacher education and satisfaction. For this reason, the Ministry of Education is committed to improving the general conditions of the Colleges of Education to equip them perform effectively in training our teachers.

Last Project
We believe that aligning all Technical and Vocational Training Institutions under the Ministry of Education will facilitate sector development through:
(i) Improved coordination and standardization
(ii) Policy coherence
(iii) Targeted support for expansion and Effective Resource mobilization
(iv) Uniform accreditation, training and certification, and Better regulation and supervision