The Ministry of Education (MoE) Tuesday, April 19, 2022, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Niche Confectionery Ghana Limited to distribute chocolate drinks to students in some selected public basic schools.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education in a post sighted by EducationWeb said the move forms part of his outfit’s effort to prioritise the nutrition of students in various government primary schools across the country.
“I was happy to sign an MOU between Niche Confectionery Ghana Limited and the Ministry of Education today, 19th April 2022. The nutrition of every child in school remains one of our priorities at the Ministry of Education,” he stated.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the Education Minister said will allow Niche Confectionery Ghana Limited, to distribute chocolate drinks to primary school pupils in selected public schools across the country.
“This partnership will help make President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision of ensuring that every child has access to a cocoa beverage a reality,” the Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe Constituency said on Tuesday.
In other news, the Vice-President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said prospective students in various Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country in due course will be given tablets pre-loaded with textbooks.
President Nana Akufo-Addo’s right-hand man disclosed this on Thursday speaking on the state of the country’s economy at the TESCON national conference on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Kasoa monitored by EducationWeb.
The brand new tablets pre-loaded with textbooks and learning materials to public second cycle school students Mr Mahamudu Bawumia said form parts of the Akufo-Addo led administration effort to digitise the education sector.
“We have started the distribution of laptops to teachers. The next step is to provide tablets with preloaded textbooks and learning materials to Senior High Schools students,” the Vice-President told Ghanaians at the TESCON conference.
Attributing the worsening state of the economy to the Covid pandemic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia urged Ghanaians to remain calm as the central government is putting in place the key pillars for the economic transformation of Ghana.”
“We may not yet be where we want to be, and we may be buffeted by the winds of the global coronavirus pandemic and the war for yet a little while, but we have made a great start and, together, we shall finish what we started
We understand your desire for a bright and prosperous future. A future that would have the resilience to better withstand shocks of the nature we are currently experiencing,” the Digitalization advocate stated at the conference.
The economist continued that “some of our Senior High Schools are winning world robotic competitions. We must believe in our capabilities and do away with the impossibility mindset. We are building a new economy.”