Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Ghana’s Minister of Education, has been selected 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. He will work alongside other team members, including academics, practitioners, and policymakers who share his commitment to advancing local solutions for local problems. His appointment is for a five-year term, according to a letter of appointment dated September 9, 2021, and signed by the Director of the Capacity Building Center, Professor Walter Allen.
Dr. Adutwum is the Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe in the Ashanti Region, and he is expected to collaborate with the Advisory Board to enhance the common good by developing organizational capacity that enables institutions and individuals to participate fully in their communities and societies. The letter of appointment commended Dr. Adutwum’s leadership in education in the US and Ghana, his deep understanding of the needs of youth, students, and institutions in both communities, and his advice and insight that would enhance the program design and approach of the Capacity Building Centre.
The Capacity Building Centre’s Advisory Board aims to foster a participatory process that targets investments to contribute to the development and sustainability of institutions, communities, and nations. Dr. Adutwum’s acceptance letter to UCLA expressed his gratitude to the university’s management and board for the honor done to him. He also pledged to work diligently with the team of advisors to bring much change and improvement into their areas of operation for the good of the world.
His appointment to the Advisory Board is a testament to his expertise and leadership in education, both in Ghana and the US. As Ghana’s Minister of Education, he has implemented several policies aimed at improving access to education and the quality of teaching and learning in Ghana’s schools. Some of his notable achievements include the introduction of free senior high school education, the upgrading of technical and vocational education, and the distribution of laptops to teachers and students to enhance digital literacy.
Dr. Adutwum’s experience in education in the US spans over two decades, during which he has held various leadership positions in academia. Before his appointment as Ghana’s Minister of Education, he was an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he taught and conducted research in mathematics education, teacher education, and educational leadership. He also served as the Chair of the Department of Educational Sciences, as well as the Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the same university.
His appointment to the Advisory Board is a recognition of his vast experience and leadership in education, as well as his commitment to advancing local solutions for local problems. His appointment is expected to provide him with an opportunity to share his expertise and experience with other members of the Advisory Board and contribute to the development of institutions, communities, and nations. His appointment is expected to provide him with a platform to share his expertise and experience with other members of the Advisory Board and contribute to the development of institutions, communities, and nations.