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EDUCATION

A Smarter and Educated Ghana

A good education is an investment for the future – not just in our children, but in our society and our economy as a whole. From early years through to adulthood, we want to provide everyone – regardless of their background – with the very best chance of success in life.

 

We are committed to ensuring that all of Ghana’s children get the best start. By investing in high quality schools and highly trained staff, we can support children during their vital early years and help them reach their full potential. If we’re elected we will invest in schools and more qualified staff.

Ghana’s education system is broken and far from ideal – with great schools and teachers. We’ll put a new and relevant curriculum in place and make sure all our young people leaving school go onto positive destinations.

 

We’ll raise attainment throughout the education system and end the decades of educational inequality that has existed in Ghana. Addressing this is a priority for the GGP, starting with reforms in primary schools – the crucial early years of education.

 

A GGP government will increase investment in Education over the course of its time in power, with more money allocated direct to headteachers.

We will tackle the attainment gap in Higher Education too. We will set ambitious new targets that will ensure that, students from the 20 per cent most deprived areas make up 20 per cent of Higher Education entrants. We’ll reform student funding to make it fair to students throughout their time in education. We’ll also invest heavily in technical education

 

And, as long as the GGP is in government we’ll keep public university tuition free - ensuring education is based on the ability to learn and not the ability to pay.

 

Helping young people to make the transition to adulthood and the world of work is vital. Whether a young person chooses university, college, vocational training or employment, it is important that they get the best opportunities. We’ll commit to increasing the number of Apprenticeships significantly year on year.