Students with D7 should be admitted into the university – Minister Of Education instructs

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum who is the minister of Education has instructed the principles of the various universities scattered across the country to admit students with D7 whiles speaking at the swearing-in and inauguration of Governing Councils of some public technical Universities.

According to the honorable minister, students with D7 shouldn’t be denied access to university education because he strongly believes that D7 isn’t the same as F9 which is a total failure.

He further entreated universities to set up special programs for such students to enable them also have access to tertiary education rather than shutting down their educational dream.

He is reported to have said;

Our gross tertiary enrollment ratio is 18.8%, South Korea is 73.6%, so no nation has been able to show transformation without hitting 40 to 50% tertiary enrollment ratio.

“Mauritius is 40%, you go there and everything is changing. Our 18% will not change Ghana and that is why the President has set an agenda of 40%, what it also means is that you have to start looking at your programmes, more diploma programmes so that students sitting home with D7 will find a place in your institution.

“There are institutions that are saying we are not getting the numbers but what happened to supporting students offering courses in diploma, electrical engineering and after that you’re going to see the numbers going up and after that they can go to work. And then if they want to continue they can continue. So we shouldn’t see D7 as a barrier for students accessing tertiary.”

Ghanaians on the internet have shown that they are very pleased with the minister’s plea with universities to accept students with D7.

According to them, such students will perform well in their studies because they have been given a second chance.


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