The University Student Association of Ghana (USAG) has congratulated Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman for her nomination and successful vetting as the Minister of Education.
This was contained in statement issued by Mr Laud Addo, President of USAG to Ghana News Agency on Sunday in Accra.
The statement said education which was one of the most complex, extensive and turbulent sector in the country was a crucial area regarding the developmental aspirations and forward march of the nation.
To this end, it said it was important to ensure that whoever heads the Ministry must be a very competent person, with deep knowledge and insight as to the workings of the educational sector.
It said the person should be tough and thick-skinned, due to the uneasy labour relationship in that sector.
“Prof Agyeman has a rich experience and exposure, her brilliant performance during her vetting proves that she is not only knowledgeable in the issues regarding the education sector, but also has new ideas that she is bringing on board,” the statement said.
It said her background did not only give her a solid grasp of the issues, but having risen to the high office of Vice Chancellor, also let her appreciate the challenges that such high offices are likely to face in the performance of their duties and responsibilities.
USAG expressed hope that the performance of the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service would be one of the most watched and observed in the next four years under Prof Agyeman.
“As a national student body, USAG looks forward to a close partnership and collaboration with her, her deputy and the Ministry of Education as whole to advance both the national and student development agenda”, the statement said.
It said: “USAG believe Prof Agyeman would receive massive endorsement from the people of Ghana through their representatives in Parliament. We wish her well and the whole Ministry well in the days and months ahead.”