Education minister orders universities to allow grade D7. Ghana’s Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum ordered the universities to accept D7 students. In his opinion, there is no point in keeping D7 holders out of school if the university can find a way.
According to the minister, the D7 grades do not mean the student is a failure, so a national discussion is needed on the D7 grades accepted for enrollment in tertiary institutions in Ghana.
This is what the Education Minister said when giving a brief address at the swearing-in and inauguration of the boards of several public technical universities, where he asked them to “innovate” and create access programs for D7 students.
Our gross enrollment rate in the tertiary sector is 18.8%, South Korea 73.6%.
“Mauritius is 40%, you go there and everything changes. Our 18% are not going to change Ghana and that is why the president has set an agenda of 40% which also means you have to look at your programs, more diploma programs so that the students who are at home with D7 can find a place in yours Facility.”
“There are institutions that say we don’t get the numbers, but what happened to support students who are offering courses in diploma, electrical engineering, and after that the numbers will go up and after that they can go to work.
And if they want to go on, they can go on. So we shouldn’t see D7 as a barrier to access to higher education, ”he added. Education minister orders universities to allow grade D7.
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