The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum says the success of a nation is not embedded in the abundant natural resources they have, but how best they manage their human resource capital.
According to him, being endowed with gold, Cocoa, Diamond among others is good, but these mineral resources will not benefit the country if the human resource is not harnessed properly.
He made the assertion as the special guest of honour on the occasion of the inauguration of ANJEF International School in Ashaiman.
Dr. Adutwum noted that, to transform a country depends largely on the knowledge that is inculcated through education, emphasising strategic thinking of teaching students how to do things and not how to memorise things without any pragmatic output.
The Deputy Education Minister said, Ghana has over the years not invested enough in education which has had negative impact on the country, saying second circle education was at the disposal of only those who could afford, destroying a lot of talents. It is in view of this he added, that the current administration has introduced the free Senior High School to give every child the opportunity to nurture their talents for the overall dividend of Ghana.
The Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive, Albert Boakye Okyere delivering his speech hammered the tremendous performance of Ashaiman in education in the Greater Accra Region and Ghana at large, despite the negative perception about the Municipality. He was of firm belief that ANJEF comes to add up to such sterling performance to consolidate the gains of Ashaiman in the educational sector.
The Executive Director of the ANJEF International School, Abraham Kwesi Afawuah on his part said, they defied all advise to send the school to a more elitist area and establish it in Ashaiman with the belief in equal access to quality education, irrespective of one’s geographical location or social standing. Mr. Afawuah believed that if individuals will do their bits wherever they find themselves, Ghana will see unprecedented progress and be a better place for all.