The Ministry of Education (Ghana) (MOE), organized a thanksgiving service to express gratitude to the Almighty God for a successful financial year, 2022 on Tuesday,10 January,2023.
The event which took place at the University of Professional Studies Auditorium in Accra, was themed “Restructuring Education for National Transformation: Our Role” (Isaiah 33:6)
In attendance was the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum (MP), Deputy Ministers of Education, Hon. Rev John Ntim Forjour (MP) and Hon. Gifty Twum-Ampofo (MP).
Also present was the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Directors and staff of the Ministry of Education, Directors and staff of the Ghana Education Service Directors and staff of Agencies under the Ministry of Education, development partners of the Ministry of Education, the clergy and other distinguished guests.
Delivering his speech, the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum (MP), expressed his deepest appreciation to the president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the opportunity given him to head the Ministry and to lead the initiative of restructuring and transforming Ghana’s Educational sector.
He also commended the various bodies and agencies under the Ministry, whose unflinching support and hard work continually leads to the success of the Ministry.
The Education Minister concluded his speech with the assurance that the year 2023 will be a year of great transformation for Ghana’s educational sector.
The event was typified by praises, worship, song ministration by astute gospel musicians.
Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu, Inspector General of schools (IGS), together with other directors from the various agencies took turns in delivering the scripture readings.
The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost in a brief sermon also admonished the participants to always remember to give thanks to God and prayed that God will give Ghana, a robust educational system that will enhance national transformational development.
To ensure that stakeholders are well-informed and understand the operations of the Authority, NaSIA has been embarking on a nationwide campaign to create awareness of its existence, mandate and core services. This awareness campaign started with countless media engagements mostly in Greater Accra Region. Subsequently, the Authority has from April had eleven (11) engagements in nine (9) Regions thus Ashanti, Central, Western, Western North, Eastern, Volta, Ahafo, Bono, and Bono East Regions. These engagements witnessed a greater number of participants who were eager to understand and now gladly appreciate the Authority’s existence, processes, and its five core services, namely; School Establishment, School Licensing, School Inspections, School Monitoring and Evaluation, and School Ownership Transitions.
We seized the opportunity to highlight intensively our school licensing requirements and renewal process. To this end, a licensing help desk was mounted to assist participants begin their school licensing process and make all enquires pertaining to the Authority. Recognizing the vital role that stakeholders play towards attaining the highest quality of education in the country, a considerable amount of time was dedicated to questions and answers.
The Inspector-General of Schools, Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu on her part addressed all concerns raised by the stakeholders present. Participants were also given the opportunity to make suggestions and comments where necessary. All these were in an effort to equip participants with the requisite knowledge and information about the Authority so that they can act as ambassadors during local meetings and aid in disseminating the mandate of NaSIA among their colleagues.