According to reliable information received by this publication, President Nana Akufo-Addo may fire Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum for generating a mess in Ghana’s educational system.
According to Jubilee House sources, the President was forced to summon the minister and severely chastise him for meddling with the work of the Ghana Education Service (GES) by pushing the semesters system on them to adopt to cover kids at the primary and kindergarten levels.
According to reliable sources, the President is considering whether or not to fire the minister or reshuffle him.
According to a source, the Minister is attempting to fire top employees from the Ministry and GES who objected to his unilateral move to change the whole academic calendar.
Despite the fact that four teacher unions had asked the Education Minister to delay the implementation of the semester system at the pre-tertiary level until the President intervened, the minister was dead set on seeing the decision through until the President intervened.
Meanwhile, social commentator Kwame A Plus has urged for the Education Minister to be fired by Ghana’s President.
He claims that the job granted to Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum is too great for him, and that he should be fired so that someone more qualified may take over.
His remark comes in the wake of Ghana’s basic schools abruptly switching back to the trimester system after a backlash over the semester system’s implementation.
In addition, the Coalition of Concerned University Students has called the Minister of Education to put down his tools in the face of striking University Teachers.
According to the group, education at the tertiary level has been severely harmed by the persistent strike activities, and the government’s response to the ongoing University Teachers Association (UTAG) strike across the country has been indifferent to the predicament of Ghanaian students.
“Fellow University students, now is the time to act or it will be too late!!!! Our professors have put down their tools and equipment and have declared a strike that will last indefinitely. UTAG began its indefinite strike on Monday, January 10th, 2022, and it has been 10 days since they laid down their tools. We’ve all noticed how inconsiderate the Ghanaian government has been in this scenario.”