Ghana has planned to present its commitments on ‘Learning and Skills for Life, Work, and Sustainable Development at the United Nations Transforming Education Summit (TES) scheduled for this weekend in New York, USA.
The country’s two-page position, ALM learned, would be presented by President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the world summit, which will take place from September 16 to 19, 2022.
The Director-General of the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Dr Michael Boakye-Yiadom, disclosed this to newsmen in Accra on Sunday.
The summit brings together global, national, and local education stakeholders and actors through whom it offers an opportunity for inclusive, networked, and effective global dialogue on the types of coordinated actions needed to reverse the slide on progress toward SDG 4.
Further, the National Convenor for the 2022 UN/UNESCO TES, Dr Boakye-Yiadom, last Friday also briefed newsmen on the importance of the summit.
He explained, “The TES is a key initiative of Our Common Agenda, which was launched by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, in 2021”.
But Boakye-Yiadom indicated that 154 countries were to make commitments on each of the five Thematic Action Tracks proposed by the UN to help nations redefine and reimagine education following losses in the sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic.