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UNESCO says Africa’s growth is dynamic

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market1The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizational (UNESCO), on Monday said Africa is growing at a dynamic rate with several challenges, but needs peace and stability for sustainable development.

Madam Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, said the organization, therefore, aims at promoting global peace and sustainable development for the benefit of mankind.

She made these remarks when he made a working visit to the Ministry of Education in Accra, to interact with Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, the sector minister.

Madam Bokova lauded Ghana for attaining ‘goal one’ of the Millennium Development Goal, which according to her, served as a model for other countries to emulate.

She said UNESCO’s gender mainstreaming covered the areas of competence in education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information.

She urged Ghana to remove all bottlenecks hindering the education of the girl-child and to promote technical and vocational education to facilitate the socio-economic development of the country.

Madam Bokova said Ghana had the right vision for her developmental agenda and UNESCO would continue to support the country.

He that many nations were facing challenges such as social inclusion in terms of economic growth, and Ghana’s free school union distribution was a laudable initiative.

Prof. Opoku-Agyeman said government‘s policy on Capitation Grant, Free Exercise Books distribution, among others was to make education affordable to all Ghanaians.

She urged the media to partner with government in promoting vocational and technical education, saying that studying of Science and Mathematics would be given due attention to attract more students to pursue those subjects.

Prof. Opoku-Agyeman said ‘’our understanding of Science, respect for culture, communication and information technology are relevant for sustainable development.’’

She hailed Madam Bokova for her impressive performance as the Director-General of UNESCO, adding that wherever disaster occurred on the globe, her Organization was always present to give a helping hand.

The Minister expressed her appreciation to UNESCO for the numerous benefits the nation has being receiving over the years.

Source: GNA

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