Kumasi, March 31,
GNA – United States (US) Ambassador, Robert Porter Jackson, has pledged to
deepen the cooperation and support towards the achievement of Ghana’s
He said they were already assisting the Education Ministry and the Ghana Education (GES) in their effort to promote reading and literacy among primary school pupils.
Added to this, is the “Let Girls Learn” programme, under which, the US is helping to expand access to education for adolescent girls.
Ambassador Porter Jackson was addressing students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) during a visit to Kumasi to interact and explain to sections of the population his country’s policy towards Ghana in the areas of education, health, good governance, peace and security.
He indicated that education was the main catalyst for socio-economic development - vital tool to fight poverty and said it was on the account of this that they would continue to provide the needed resources to complement the nation’s effort.
He used the occasion to throw more light on the US’ educational policies and opportunities for the African student, exchange programmes and technology transfer initiatives.
Mr. Porter Jackson highlighted the strong partnership between Ghana and the US, which had made the West African nation a popular destination for many American students.
It is estimated that about 2,300 American students come to Ghana yearly to pursue various academic programmes, while more than 3, 100 of their Ghanaian counterparts are also studying in the US.
He said they had firm conviction that the power of education and technology would bring about a better world.
Professor William Otoo Ellis, the Vice-Chancellor, hailed the US for being supportive of research activities at the university.