The Minister of Education Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has said that the proposal to have a National Diploma certificate after Senior High School Education is being considered by government.
The Minister said the purpose of issuing National Diploma Certificate after Senior High School Education is to give those who will like to work right after secondary school the opportunity to do so.
Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh said this at the African Caucus Meeting held at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel, on Thursday,August 1,2019.
He made this statement when he joined a distinguished panel of financial experts to discuss the topic
“Enhancing Human Capital and Skills Development to Accelerate Jobs and Economic Transformation.”
According to him,contrary to popular notions in Ghana nowadays, not everyone has to or will go to university; but everyone will work.
He added, it was imperative that the government of the day prepares its human capital for work
”Contrary to popular notions in Ghana nowadays, not everyone has to or will go to university; but everyone will work.”
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”Therefore, it is imperative that the government of the day prepares its human capital for work. That is why the proposal to have a National Diploma certificate after SHS is being considered to give those who will like to work right after secondary school the opportunity to do.” He said.
The Minister also indicated, that skills development is one of the best ways of growing an economy.
According to him,most developed countries today have all at some point invested heavily in skilling their workforce to drive their national agendas, eventually turning such countries into power houses, some of them being without natural resource endowment.
”Ghana, bountifully blessed with several natural resources, therefore owes itself the duty to prepare its human capital to be able to harness all the potential from its resources.” He said.
He urged financial arms of government to continue to support the education sector, especially in areas of skills development to ensure that the citizenry is educated and moulded properly for the future world of work.