NDC pledges to reform educational system

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Wednesday demonstrated its commitment to education through the expansion of education infrastructure, creation of the GETFUND, a vigorous drive to correct the gender imbalance between male and female enrolment at all levels during the NDC administration. Vincent Sena Kuagbenu, a Research Officer of the party recounted the achievement of the NDC government in the past which included reformed structure and conduct of the educational system, increased enrolment from basic to tertiary levels, establishment of University of Development Studies in the North and introducing the Distance Learning, which enabled teachers to upgrade their skills. He said that based on this foundation, the next NDC government would improve Teacher Training facilities and set standards for private participation in education.

Four out of the seven political parties contesting the December Presidential polls participated in the debate to spell out their educational policy as articulated in their Election 2008 manifestos. Kuagbenu said that the NDC acknowledged that part of the educational system stemmed from the numerous reforms making the sector unpredictable and dysfunctional.