Officials from the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, development partners, and civil society organizations were all present in Accra, Ghana, in early August for the National Education Week, which serves to appraise the country’s education sector performance and plan for the future.
Chaired by the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the event was held under the theme: “Reforming the Education Sector for Effective Service Delivery: Embracing Innovations”. The occasion for the ministry to showcase its achievements on key government priorities to stakeholders, and collectively discuss progress made over the past year and identify gaps in effective service delivery.
A dynamic joint sector review
By convening all stakeholders, the Ministry of Education gave them the opportunity to express their views and contribute to building a more efficient education system.
Based on a collaborative approach, the review was not limited to giving the floor to decision-makers, but rather to involve all participants and for everyone to provide inputs. This made the review more practical and less theoretical.
Its format, alternating between plenary sessions, report presentations, group work and speeches from dignitaries and personalities from various sub-sectors of education, largely contributed to make this event a particularly dynamic one.