|Professor Stephen Adei, Past Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), on Sunday observed that 50 per cent of children in Ghana do not go beyond nine years of education. |
"After 55 years of independence, it is quite unfortunate to observe that as much as two thirds of the population is functionally illiterate."
Prof Adei, made the observation at the launch of the Centre for Christian Education Services International (CCESI) in Accra.
He said there was the need for quality education to be encouraged and promoted, since it was only by doing so, that progress in the various sectors of the economy could be achieved.
Touching on the launch, he said it was important that Christian centres of education were established, to ensure that men of God were truly an embodiment of what they stood for.
"High Christian values are best instilled in people when they are very young. They then grow up to have a very deep appreciation for these values," he said.