Education Minister gets appointment on University of California Advisory Board

Ghana’s Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Board of the Capacity Building Centre of the School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California.

Dr Adutwum will be working with other team members from academia, practitioners and policymakers who are committed to advancing local solutions for local problems at the Los Angeles based university for a five-year term.

This was contained in a letter of appointment dated September 9, 2021, and signed by the Director of the Capacity Building Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Professor Walter Allen.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bosomtwe in the Ashanti Region is also expected to collaborate to develop organisational capacity to enhance the common good to enable institutions and individuals to participate in their communities and societies fully.

“Given your leadership in education in the US and Ghana, your deep understanding of the needs of youth, students and institutions in both communities, your advice and insight will enhance our programme design and approach,” the letter stated.

The Advisory Board focuses on the participatory process as it targets investments to contribute to the development and sustainability of institutions, communities and nations.

In an acceptance letter to UCLA, Dr Adutwum, said, he was glad that the Management and Board of the University for the honour done to him.

He has pledged to work diligently to reciprocate his appointment, and collaborate with the team of advisors to bring much change and improvement into their areas of operation for the good of the world.

Background

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum is a career educationist in the areas of research, administration and policymaking for more than two and a half decades.

His vast experience in the field of education over the past few years in the US and in Ghana has led to many world-class agencies admitting him to be part of its advisory boards.

His appointment in August 2021 to be part of a high-level Advisory Board for Mission 4.7, a new global initiative to put in place the vision articulated by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) on Education pointed to the recognition he held internationally.

He was promoted from the position of Deputy Minister to Education Minister by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the start of the president’s second term of office.

Prior to this, he served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of New Designs Educational Group(NDEG) based in Los Angeles, California in the United States. Through NDEG he founded and led the New Designs Charter Schools that served students in Los Angeles.

He holds a PhD in Education Policy and Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Education Management from University of La Verne in California.

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