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CEO Summit : Gov't to revise educational curriculum to meet international trends - Bawumia

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Dr Bawumia
Dr Bawumia

Ghana's Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that the government has put in place plans to revise the educational curriculum of the country to meet international technology trends.

Dr Bawumia believes that technology is needed in all aspect of the economy and for the country to be able to leave up to expectation, we must redesign the educational curriculum to help lead the transformational agenda.

"Government is committed to driving growth and innovation in the tech-sector, and starting with education, we are in the process of revising the curricular to reflect global trends. For households and emerging middle class technology is about convenience, efficiency, speed and cost, consumers are embracing the web as much more ...... they are using it to improve their wellbeing, intellect and.... ability, for government the role of technology in governance is not so obvious but simply put it is about also good governance, improved access and efficient delivery of public service."

Dr Bawumia made this known at the 4th CEO Summit in Accra, according to the local companies must position themselves to take advantage of the technological trends to improve productivity.

He also added that consumers are now using technology always and the business owners must be conscious if it to provide a better service.

Ghana must invest in Tech-Businesses

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says Ghana must invest in tech-businesses to be able to meet the needs of Ghanaians and also be competitive on the international market.

According to Bawumia, efforts must be put in place to invest in education and resources into the creation of the next generation of tech-businesses in the country.

"The theme for the conference challenges us to reflect on the role of technology in business, governance and economic transformation, many of you know the role that technology plays in shaping the fortunes of business and economic transformation, it needs no explaination because your competitiveness, profitability and survival are at stake, the next generation of business leaders, the CEOs must worry about disruptive tecnologies and the impact on demand-driven consumer product being it retail, healthcare, education, energy, food and so on, tecnology is both a driver in the very essence of tody's business, as a driver, technology provides the vehicle for modern businesses and continue to shape the processes of businesses, that is, the modern businesses cannot survive without adapting to innovative systems and processes that leaverage their operations against competition, sadly in our local economies some of our companies have some catching up to do in main streaming, advance technology in their business operations, as a country Ghana needs to invest in its education and resources into the creation of the next generation of tech-businesses, from Facebook to Uber recently provides an opportunity for the instant growth of small businesses into multi-milion dollar businesses, businesses must tape into..... technology of the vehicle for growth and as a business enterprises in themselves, government is committed to driving growth and innovation in the tech-sector.."

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