Ghana’s Education Minister Working to Eliminate Sabbath Exams
9 July 2021 | “Saturday is not a day that we want to write exams,” said Ghana’s Minister of Education, Honorable Yaw Adutwum, in conversation with Adventist denominational leaders recently.
According to a July 8 story from Adventist News Network, Adutwum said his ministry would ensure secondary school national examinations were not held on Saturdays.
ANN reported that the union presidents of the two unions in Ghana, Kwame Boakye-Kwanin, president of the Northern Ghana Union Conference, and Thomas Techie Ocran, president of the Southern Ghana Union Conference, congratulated Adutwum on his recent appointment to the head of the Ministry of Education.
“We will always pray for you and [we] pledge that the Seventh-day Adventist Church will cooperate with the Ministry to achieve Ghana’s education [goals],” Ocran said according to ANN.
Ocean had asked Adutwum to curtail Sabbath exams for entry level examinations, especially at secondary school level, and asked the government to absorb certain Adventist schools that were struggling.
“In response to the issue of absorption of some proposed Adventist schools by the government, the Minister said his Ministry is willing to work with faith-based organizations to facilitate children’s access to education but schools must show proof of performance to qualify for absorption,” reported ANN.