General News of Tue, 11 Sep 201898
Government to abolish single-sex education system – Minister drops hints
The government is planning to abolish single-sex education system in the country following the conversion of Katanga, Unity and Africa to mixed halls by the authorities of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). MyNewsGh.com is learning.
“If we continue to perpetuate the exclusive male and exclusive female thing within our setting, in the light of realities, we won’t be helping in the realization of the national development plan”, Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah observed.
The Alumni and current students of Katanga and Unity halls are in currently in court contesting the decision by KNUST authorities to assign females to their traditional halls.
Speaking during a familiarization tour to the converted halls, Professor Yankah noted that the single-sex hall system does not help in national development.
Professor Kwesi Yankah explained that the action by the university is aligned to the “integration and cohesion” that currently informs global policy.