Cuba has pledged to support Ghana’s transformation agenda through education development. This was made known when the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs. Anette Chao Garcia, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum in his Office.
She explained that her office would soon engage the Ghana government through the Education Ministry on the specific areas of cooperation and support.
‘The people of Cuba are very happy with the state of development in Ghana, so I am here to find means of contributing towards this noble achievement by the Government of Ghana’, she noted.
Ambassador Garcia mentioned some of the areas they were looking at supporting such as the Special Education sector as well as supporting the development of the Government’s Science, Technical, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) agenda which would help transform the economy so fast.
She indicated that Cuba had plans of offering grants to Ghanaian students to study in Cuba.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, stated that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo-led government was poised to turn around the fortunes of the nation through education development by boosting the training of the required human capital.
He explained that a lot of support was being offered by the Government towards improving the teaching and learning of STEM at all levels of education in the country to provide the right manpower to lead the nation’s development.
He lauded the Arab Development Bank for accepting to construct 15 STEM Academies across the country to complement the government effort at boosting the teaching and learning of STEM-related courses across the country.
Dr. Adutwum said everything possible was being done by the Government to create a level playing field for all students to pursue courses of interest to contribute towards the development of the country and the world.