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What do you know about Ghana’s Ministry of Education?

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Imagine being asked this question as a teacher or professional working in Education in Ghana. How much can you recall off-head about the Ministry of Education? Don’t worry, the answer I had prior to writing this piece was, “The Ministry of Education is the ministry responsible for education in Ghana.” On a second thought, I think I just repeated the name, right? Let’s learn together.

This Ministry of Education (MoE) was established in 1957 to formulate and coordinate education policies, set standards, monitor, and evaluate their implementation. So, it’s safe to say, the MoE was established to ensure that quality education is accessible for all Ghanaians, to support human capital and national development. Ultimately, the role of the Ministry is to prepare all Ghanaians to succeed in the world of work by creating an enabling system that focuses on promoting problem solving, creativity and building critical skills through academic, technical, and vocational programmes.

For the last 67years since its establishment, the Ministry of Education has evolved into a complex, wide, and multitasked ministry of government with 19 agencies in their bid to provide quality and accessible to all citizens. Below are all the current agencies under the Ministry of Education:

  • Ghana Education Service (GES)
  • Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC)
  • National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA)
  • National Teaching Council (NTC)
  • National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA)
  • Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET)
  • Ghana Library Authority (GhLA)
  • National Archives
  • Centre for Distance Learning and Open Schools (CENDLOS)
  • Complementary Education Agency (CEA)
  • National Service Secretariat (NSS)
  • Student Loan Trust Fund (SLTF)
  • Ghana Commission for UNESCO
  • West African Examination Council (WAEC)
  • Ghana Book Development Council (GBDC)
  • Ghana Education Trust Fund (GET-Fund)
  • Ghana TVET Service
  • Scholarship Secretariat

Check them out and get yourself updated on how each of them contributes to preparing young people for the world of work!

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4 thoughts on “What do you know about Ghana’s Ministry of Education?”

  1. William Pious Akakpo

    This is worth reading…. I see a lot of opportunities for some of these agencies to improve our educational system.

    1. Noble Selorm Dzreh

      Definitely, William! You’re onto something important. We need to look closely at what these agencies are supposed to do to make our education system better. But there’s still a problem: they often struggle to turn good ideas into action. We do good with developing workable policies and yet not so much is done to help these agencies execute at their best per their mandate.

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