Education the key to Ghana’s economic growth and prosperity – Kofi Akpaloo

Education is vital or the key to Ghana’s individual and collective economic growth and prosperity and to our ability to compete in the global economy. It is the path to good jobs and higher earning power for Ghanaians. It is necessary for our young democracy to work. It fosters the cross-border, crosscultural collaboration required to solve the most challenging problems of our time.

Under the Liberal Party of Ghana – LPG government, education powered by technology will become an urgent priority driven by two clear goals:

• We will raise the proportion of college graduates from where it now stands (around 11 percent) so that 60 percent of our population holds a three-year or four-year degree by 2024.

• We will close the achievement gap so that all students graduate from senior high school ready to succeed in college and careers.

These are aggressive goals and achieving them is a sizable challenge. Add to the challenge of government revenues, and it is clear we need cost-effective and cost-saving strategies that improve learning outcomes and graduation rates for millions of Ghanaians.

Specifically, we must embrace innovation, prompt implementation, regular evaluation, and continuous improvement. The programs and projects that work must be brought to scale so every school has the opportunity to take advantage of their success. Our regulations, policies, actions, and investments must be strategic and coherent.

Kofi Akpaloo
Liberal Party of Ghana – LPG