Dr Adutwum joins Advisory Board of the University of California

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Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum

The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Board of the Capacity Building Centre (CBC), School of Education and Information Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

With this five-year term appointment, Dr Adutwum joins other team members from academia, practice and policymaking who are committed to advancing local solutions to local problems.

This was contained in a letter of appointment dated 9th September 2021 and signed by Professor Walter R. Allen. PhD, Director of Capacity Building Centre, University of California Los Angeles.

Dr Adutwum, also a Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe, is to collaborate to develop organizational capacity to enhance the common good by enabling institutions and individuals to participate in their communities and societies fully.

“Given your leadership in education in the US and Ghana, your deep understanding of the needs of youth, students and institutions in both communities, your advice and insight will enhance our programme design and approach”. The letter stated.

The Advisory Board focuses on the participatory process as it targets investments to contribute to the development and sustainability of institutions, communities and nations.

In an acceptance letter to UCLA, Dr Yaw Adutwum thanked the management and board of the University for the honour done him as he pledged to work diligently.

He also pledged to collaborate with the team of advisors to do what they could to bring much change and improvement into their areas of operation for the good of the world.

Background

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum is a career educationist in the areas of research, administration and policymaking for more than two and half decades.

His huge tonnage of experience in the field of education over the past few years in the US and in Ghana has led to many world-class agencies admitting him to be part of its advisory boards.

His appointment in August 2021 to be part of a high-level Advisory Board for Mission 4.7, a new global initiative to put in place the vision articulated by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) on Education attest to the trust of the international community and other local agencies have in him.

Again, his elevation from Deputy Minister to Education Minister by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during his 2nd term of office speaks volumes about the knowledge and experience he has in the area of education.

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