The Education Minister-designate has advocated for English language to be maintained as the medium of instruction in schools in the country.
Matthew Opoku-Prempeh explained that because students are not trained for only Ghana, they need to be taught the English language which makes them “globally competitive.”
Taking his turn before Parliament’s Appointments Committee Tuesday, the Manhyia South Member of Parliament (MP) said attempts to introduce the Ghanaian language as medium of teaching should be reconsidered.
For the last two years, Ghanaians have fiercely debated a decision by then National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to change English as the medium of instruction in schools.
Former Education Minister, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang who made the announcement said educated Ghanaians have been unable to put their acquired knowledge to good use because of the medium of language.