By Ebenezer Sowah, GNA
Ho, Aug.13, GNA - Madam Enyonam Afi Amafuga, Volta Regional Director of Education, has
called on policy-makers to engage the youth in formulating educational sector
policies to enable them own it.
She said the
youth had indefensible role to play as major stakeholders in the realisation of
quality education delivery in Ghana and their concerns needed to be factored in
crafting educational policies.
said this in a speech read for her at the 2019 International Youth Day
Celebration in Ho, under the theme, "The Role of the Youth in Contributing
to Quality Education in Ghana".
She said the
youth had the capacity to mobilise communities to provide physical
infrastructure, teaching and learning materials to enhance education.
She said in
providing quality education, attention should be paid to the social, mental,
physical and cognitive development of each student regardless of gender,
ethnicity or geographic location.
said the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal four enjoined nations to
ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning
opportunities for all.
Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister said education was the driving force behind
the country's development and that without education, the country was doomed.
the National Youth Authority (NYA) for its unflinching support in youth
development and wellbeing.
Dr. Letsa urged
the youth to avoid chasing inordinate material things, including money, and
"never despise humble beginnings."
Acheampong, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, in-charge of Operations and
Programmes, NYA, said the youth must be given the enabling environment to
express their views on matters of national interest.
youth must be engaged more to find solutions to challenges we face as a
nation," he added.