Dennis Peprah, GNA
Sunyani, Aug. 12, GNA – Mr. Raphael Godlove Ahenu, the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Media Foundation (GLOMeF), a media advocacy Non-Governmental Organisation on Monday called on stakeholders to support the nation’s bid to make education a fundamental tool for sustainable development.
As Ghana joins the rest of the world to mark this year’s International Youth Day, Mr.Ahenu said the government required support from civil society actors and stakeholders in the education sector to improve on school infrastructure and make the Free Senior High School (FSHS) programme meaningful and sustainable.
August 12, was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the global theme for 2019 celebration “Transforming Education”, Mr. Ahenu emphasized that the nation ought to up efforts and measures to make quality education inclusive and accessible for all young people.
He lauded the government’s FSHS programme, which bridged the gap and inequality in the country’s education sector, but added more must be done to address certain bottlenecks and impediments.
Mr. Ahenu indicated that inclusive and accessible education was crucial to achieving the global goals and it played a pivotal role in accelerating progress across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
“The crucial role that quality education plays in youth development cannot be underestimated”, he said, and underscored the importance for stakeholders to support the government to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” as rooted in Goal four of the 2030 agenda for SDGs.