Ghana’s current Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said his predecessor Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang is the worst thing to have happened to education in Ghana.
According to the Education Minister, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang in her term of office performed poorly in the educational sector in the history of the country.
The former Minister for Education according to Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh toured various radio stations to condemn the Akufo-Addo government’s implementation of the Free Senior High School (Free SHS), arguing that there was no policy document.
“After we launched the Free SHS, she went back to the radio stations claiming they are the brainchild of the policy because they started progressive free SHS. That was when I said Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang was an embarrassment to education. I did not insult her as a person”, he explained on Kumasi-based Pure Fm monitored by MyNewsGh.com
“After we launched the Free SHS, she went back to the same radio stations claiming they were the mastermind of the Free SHS policy because they started progressive Free SHS. That was when I said Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang was an embarrassment to education. I did not insult her as a person” NAPO explained in an interview with Kumasi-based Pure FM monitored by Georgeweb.org.
The Member of Parliament for Manhyia Constituency stressed that “she presided over the worst educational statistics after the country came last in the International Comparative Test among 76 countries.
“When the International Comparative Test was conducted, Ghana became last. There was no problem if we came last but there was the need for certain reforms to change this negative trend. What did she do as Minister of education to reverse this trend? She, however, stated that Ghana will no longer be part of this programme instead of putting in reforms to reverse it”, NAPO added.
The current Education Minister of Ghana furthered that it was under the auspices of Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang when the teacher trainee allowances were canceled as well as stifling of funds for Special Schools in the country.
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh further disclosed that no graduate teacher was employed under the four-year tenure of Naana Opoku Agyemang.