President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his administration will put education at the height of all government priorities, and continue to invest more in the sector.
According to the President, the country’s development would be faster and easier if the government commits more resources to the development of its human resources.
President Akufo-Addo said this yesterday when the chiefs and elders of the Builsa Traditional Council called on him at the Jubilee House in Accra yesterday.
He indicated that the Free Senior High School Educational Policy had come to stay and expressed the government’s commitment to continue to invest in the sector to give all children the benefit of, at least, high school education.
President Akufo-Addo said the Sierra Leonean government, having recognised the benefit of education, had also adopted the free education policy and described the policy as the key to the development of the continent.
He urged the chiefs and people of the Builsa Traditional Area to take advantage of the policy and educate their children to give the country a hopeful future.
The President touched on other policies his administration was pursuing to improve the socio-economic development of the people in the area such as the One Village One Dam, among others.
He said the policies were aimed at ensuring all year farming in the area, harness the energies of the youth in a productive manner, create jobs, and ensure food security in the country.
President Akufo-Addo expressed the government’s commitment to address the development challenges in the area, with more emphasis on education and agriculture.