Education Minister receives Finish delegation

| February 4, 2016

A 10-member delegation from Finland led by the Finish Deputy Minister of External Economic Relations, Mr Matti Anttonen, and the Finish Ambassador to Nigeria, Miss Piijo Suomela Churdhury, has called on the Education Minister.

The members of the delegation are made up of companies representing the education, health, mining, information and communication technology, telecommunication, power and business sectors.

The delegation is aimed at promoting education trade, economic and business relations with Ghana.

Mr Matti Anttonen shared some of the educational strengths of Finland, especially, technical and vocational education, adding: "Finland try to be inclusive in all geographical areas, down to the villages, irrespective of location and gender with technical and vocational education."

He said Finland also used online degree training programme to train students in early childhood programmes.

Miss Churdhury urged the Education Ministry to help change the perception of vocational education, which is equally important to tertiary education, qualification and business.

She said exchange programme had forged partnership with universities in Ghana, Tanzania and Botswana.

Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Minister for Education said Ghana had a good educational system that its citizens boast of. She said Ghana-Finland relationship had existed over the years and had benefited both countries widely.

Source: GNA

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