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The First Ghana Education Debate- Providing Answers for a Better Educational System

The 2015 Future of Ghana pioneers present the online debate…

Ghana is a nation on the lips of many across the globe as it comes to light that education statistics from an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report show our nation to be failing in its ability to maintain an average level of maths and science ability for students. Ghana was listed as the worst performing nation. Details of the world education statistics were published ahead of the World Education Forum which took place from 19th- 22nd May 2015 in Korea.
The link to the report can be found below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32608772

This issue isn’t one to be taken lightly and that is especially the case for a group of young influential Ghanaians worldwide who have come together to effect change for the better. We present to you the Ghana Education Debate 2015 from the Future of Ghana 2015 pioneers, highlighting the key issues in this report and seeking to find solutions to solve this crisis.

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The debate will be held on Friday 29th May 2015 at 3pm GMT and will feature panelists from different regions of the education sector worldwide including the youth affected by these stats, educators and more. The confirmed panelists are Golda Addo, Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, P.K Dickson, Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey and Ken Donkoh . The Debate will be moderated by Elorm Billy Awittor of the Ghana Educators Network.

Taking place online via twitter and Google Hangout on Air, the debate is open to all as the issue of Ghana’s future is spread out on the table. #FutureofGhana and #GhEduDebate are the hashtags to follow this Friday for twitter participation, with the opportunity for people to submit their thoughts and questions in advance and the top 10 action points will be presented to the Ministry of Education in Ghana.

The time for change in Ghana is now. Join the conversation this Friday as Ghana’s future turns a new leaf.

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The Official launch…..

The launch event for the Future of Ghana project was held on 27 March 2015 at the Ghana High Commission in Highgate, London. It went extremely well and we have loads of positive feedback since. The venue was packed (literally, some people were standing) with 90% second generation (18-35) skilled Diaspora keen to get connect with each other and Ghana. Pictures can be viewed here. You can also view a video review of the event here by our resident blogger Myriam Osei. The launch event was covered by TVC News and will feature on TV in the near future.

The Publication…

The Top 30 U30 Digital Future of Ghana Publication was released on 8 March 2015 to frenzy of excitement and anticipation on social media and showcases the top 30 under 30 emerging Ghanaian pioneers from around the world.

The full edition launched on 27th March 2015 and in addition to showcasing the Top 30, features forward thinking articles, features and interviews highlighting key industries, innovators and organizations vision for Ghana and Africa. The full Future of Ghana Deluxe Publication can be viewed on the website

ABOUT Me FiRi Ghana:

Multiple award winning company Me Firi Ghana is a brand which began whilst founder Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka was studying at University in 2008. The then clothing line has since grown into a lifestyle brand and now has a vision of “connecting the world with Ghana”. It is run by ambitious and forward thinking British born Ghanaians determined to create a legacy. The company itself acts as a gateway for individuals to embrace, engage with and share facets of the Ghanaian culture through the brand’s products, media platforms and services. Think Ghana, Think Me Firi Ghana…

 

For Further Information

Press features and Info on online debate: Aba Abekah-Mensah – aba_star@hotmail.com, Prince Boadu – bprince103@yahoo.com , Lorraine Wright – Lorraine.wright@yahoo.co.uk and Kofi Yeboah – emeritus2011@gmail.com

Director of Communications Me Firi Ghana: Ben Anim-Antwi, bantwi@mefirighana.com

FOG Website: www.futureofghana.com                    Company Website: www.mefirighana.com

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