President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated Africa has the sources and ability to finance get entry to to first-class schooling of its citizens, and additionally promote the pastimes of the continent.
He said, “we can’t rely on other people to finance the training on our continent. I am pronouncing that now not to show me again or to be ungrateful to these types of essential or noble people who’ve devoted themselves to assist, no.
“But, if we make our coverage depending on different humans when their policy changes, we can go through. But, if we make the policy for ourselves, then it means that, always, we can be in control of our very own future.”
The President said this when he led the Ghanaian delegation to the third International Conference on the “Replenishment of the Funds of the Global Partnership for Education” in Dakar, Senegal.
This was on the invitation of Presidents Macky Sall of Senegalese and Emmanuel Macron of French.
Reiterating his perception that there’s an abundance of resources at the continent to finance the improvement of Africa, President Akufo-Addo stated that the sources may be placed to top use through casting off corruption in public existence.
He brought that having extra clever arrangements for those who need to take advantage of the resources on the continent and stopping the flight of capital out of the continent may want to further enhance improvement.
“Thabo Mbeki’s Commission that looked at the illicit flows of capital out of Africa, has estimated that for each year, in the ultimate ten years, $50 billion is going out of Africa thru illicit means.
“Can you imagine what those monies, if we had our eyes open, and we were now not complicit in that illicit outflow, could mean for the ability of our nations?” he asked.
The project, therefore, confronting Africa, the President opined, is “how we can organise ourselves to make sure that the wealth, the large wealth of this superb continent, at least, within the first time in modern history, is used on behalf of the peoples of the continent, and no longer the ones outside.”
President Akufo-Addo turned into confident that “if we are capable of near that hole, we will come here to Dakar to speak approximately schooling and now not the funding of education by way of others.
“We can be talking approximately the first-rate of our training, the adjustments we want to make to our curricula, and the emphasis we must vicinity on our records and sociology.”
He brought that, “So that, I am no longer misunderstood, all the ones who have been making the pledges, it’s far all proper. But, I think it’s far extremely crucial for us to get our complete attitude proper. We have inside us the capacity to expand and sell the hobby of our continent ourselves. Let’s do it.”
Importance of Education
Touching on the importance of training to the advancement of the continent, the President stated that the ambiguity of Africa having the youngest population and being the richest continent on this planet, but with the worst residing conditions can simplest be broken with the aid of training.
He indicated that “we are going to should make certain that each young infant, boy, and girl, have access to schooling. Not only do they’ve access to training, but they’ve access to an training so as to allow them so that you can cope with the demanding situations of the 21st century.”
Narrating the experience of Ghana, President Akufo-Addo said that the country is decided to open opportunities for everybody.
In confronting the query of the high-quality of education so as to put together the younger population of Africa for the existence of the 21st century, he indicated that it is best a greater recognition on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, as a way to guarantee the future of the continent.
“We have seen that in the improvement of the economies of Asia, in China, India, Japan, and Korea. That is the way ahead, as a way to make the transition from terrible to prosperity,” the President introduced.
President Akufo-Addo turned into accompanied to the Conference by means of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway MP; Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh; and officials of the Presidency, Foreign and Education Ministries.
The cause of schooling is to create accountable, effective and socially contributing residents – individuals who can offer for their very own families in addition to making a contribution to their communities. As Toffler says, training inside the 21st century needs to permit human beings to study, unlearn and relearn. But I am not sure our faculties and schools are committed to this.
Education is one of the most unscientific human endeavors. You do properly in faculty to get into an amazing university and earn a good degree. A precise degree is meant to be a passport to an excellent task. Based on your academic qualifications, you can climb to a fairly excessive position without having to demonstrate any outstanding capacity.
Beyond that, however, you may have troubles. There is not any mounted hyperlink among your performance in college and your overall performance in a job. Even greater importance, there’s no hyperlink between your overall performance at the task and your performance in life.
To be real to cause, education must support a toddler expand three essential abilities:
1. Discover, broaden and always evolve an imaginative and prescient to end up a beneficial member of society:
Many people have a bonus – our parents envision our future for us, driving us to work in the direction of reaching this vision. However, this isn’t always as not unusual some of the poor. The education gadget has to step in to assist all people to create this imaginative and prescient, and to build even the bad child’s self-assurance to pursue the vision.
Balaji Sampath, who runs Eureka Child – an NGO dedicated to improving literacy and math capability in government schools, informed us a touching story in this context. Coming lower back from America to do something significant in education, he immersed himself in local issues by spending a few months in a village. He became in a village school room whilst a toddler asked the teacher whether or not it was feasible to tour to the moon. “You and I can not fly to the moon,” the trainer answered. “But scientists inside the U.S. Can…” We have to prevent robbing our kids of dreams and goals.