62% of primary 2 pupils can’t read – Dr Adutwum

According to Yaw Osei Adutwum, Ghana’s educational system cannot continue to rely on leaders who were developed through apprenticeships, but rather on leaders who had been specially prepared and were concerned with learning outcomes.

In his remarks at the National Education Leadership Institute’s (NELI) Takoradi launch, Dr. Adutwum noted that a 2022 National Standardised Test study on the reading abilities of Primary-2 students revealed that 62% of those students couldn’t read, a situation he claimed was even worse in 2015.

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“In a test conducted in 2015, only 2% of Primary-2 students could read in this countryThereafter, in 2022, the President invested resources and was able to access every Primary-2 student in the country on the National Standardized test.“We have to begin to raise a new generation of education leaders who will be interested in learning outcomes and who will lead the charge to ensure that Ghana’s fortunes will change.“We cannot depend on this apprenticeship leadership any longer…we have to fast-track the Wesley Girls’ experience so we can get more effective school leadership and this is where the National Education Leadership Institute comes in.

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