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Kwesi Pratt Jr. praises Akufo-Addo for investing heavily in education

Kwesi Pratt Jr., a seasoned journalist and managing editor of the newspaper Insight, has expressed his massive admiration for President Akufo-Addo’s substantial infrastructure investment in the nation’s educational system.

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, during a panel discussion on Peace FM’s morning show program, Kokrokoo, hosted by Kwami Sefa Kayi, Mr. Pratt made the claim in his submissions. Professor Kofi Agyekum, also known as Opanyin Agyekum, and Nana Akomea, deputy campaign chairman and strategist for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2024 campaign team, were also present on the panel.

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“I have chanced on some information that points to the fact that a lot is going on in the education sector. I know what I am talking about and Kwami, you know that I do not talk without facts. A lot is happening, and the construction of new science laboratories is also ongoing.

“This morning I was enquiring from Nana Akomea [leading member of the New Patriotic Party, NPP] who was a member of the panel, why the government has made all these massive investments in the country’s education sector but very little is heard about them.

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“The building of new science laboratories across the country explains why examination results in the sciences have greatly improved, and I think this is what the government should be talking about,” Kwesi Pratt said. “The education sector undoubtedly has challenges that we all read about and are aware of.”

Mr. Kwesi Pratt asserted that it is common knowledge that there are evident economic difficulties. He did, however, say that he is “extremely surprised and impressed” by what the Akufo-Addo administration has accomplished in the field of education and that the government ought to do a better job of promoting these accomplishments.

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On the other hand, Nana Akomea stated that he disagrees with Mr. Pratt on the digitalization issue. He went on to say that a significant portion of Ghanaians value digitalization, according to NPP polls, and that he believes all Ghanaians should be made aware of both digitalization and education.

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