The Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has advised students in the country to take advantage of the opportunities offered to them at school to prepare for the future, so that the huge investment being made by the government does not go to waste.

He explained that the huge investment made by President Akufo-Addo’s government is geared towards preparing them to become economically empowered after school to support the nation’s transformation agenda.

Addressing students and staff of the Suame Technical Institute in Kumasi last Thursday, Dr Adutwum stated that “do not be left out of the ongoing transformation in the education sector which is a catalyst to transform the nation’s economy”.

Don’t let the huge investment in education sector go waste - Dr Adutwum to students

He charged the students, especially girls to take their lessons seriously and should not allow their peers to divert their focus from their studies.

“Work hard to shape your future dreams and aspirations so you can get a job or create a job yourself after your education so you can employ others after school,” he said.

Dr Adutwum urged the students to respect their teachers and appreciate their work since that is what would help shape their future.

Don’t let the huge investment in education sector go waste - Dr Adutwum to students

The Education Minister hinted at plans to establish Technical Colleges to help award Diploma Certificates to pursue high education after their Technical Vocation Education and Training (TVET) courses.

The Principal of the Suame Technical Institute, Mr Richard Addo-Gyamfi, commended the Education Minister for the visit which would go a long way to boost the morale of the students.

He appealed to the government to help expand infrastructure in the school so they could increase the school’s enrolment.

Don’t let the huge investment in education sector go waste - Dr Adutwum to students

The Minister used his unannounced visit to the school to evaluate equipment in the school’s workshop and computer centers, as well as interact with kids in classrooms.

The unannounced visit to schools by the Minister helps him to access the true state of affairs in the school so he would know measures to put in place to improve them.