Ghana to participate in Commonwealth confab

General News of Sunday, 21 June 2015

Source: GNA

Prof Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman EduJane Opoku-Agyemang

Ghana is to participate in the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM), slated for June 22 to June 26, at the Bahamas.

The Conference is on the theme: “Quality Education for Equitable Development: Performance, Paths and Productivity,” would provide the opportunity for Ministers of Education to deliberate on priority and emerging issues identified by the 19CCEM Ministerial Working Group and reflect in the evolving global framework for development.

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Minister of Education is leading Ghana’s delegation to the conference, a statement issued by the Public Affairs Unit of the Ministry of Education and copied to Ghana News Agency in Accra on Friday stated.

The Education Minister would chair a Ministerial roundtable, which would discuss: “Quality in education: Enhancing the performance of Teachers.”

The 19CCEM would elaborate on policy, practice and strategic actions required in direct response to the new Sustainable development Goals and targets while exploring trends and innovative practices in Commonwealth Education.

Discussions would cover a range of educational issues focusing on quality, skills and paths that meet both the dynamic needs of learners, especially the youth; global qualification standards; and ICT integration in education.

It would also concentrate on training opportunities for economic growth and investment; education for sustainable development; and the overall quality of education across the Commonwealth.

The Conference would provide an opportunity for the Education Minister and other Education Ministers from the Commonwealth countries to engage and consider issues affecting member countries from a regional perspective.

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