On 27 August 2018, Minister of Education, Hilde Crevits received a government delegation from Ghana with George Gyan-Baffour, Minister for Planning, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education and Elisabeth Afoley Quaye, Minister of Fisheries and Development of Aquaculture.
The visit to Flanders followed a mission of the Belgian Queen Mathilde to Ghana in her capacity as Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Education does indeed play a central role in the UN 2030 Agenda. In recent decades, Ghana has made remarkable progress in safeguarding access to education, notably by raising compulsory education and free education from age 4 to 15 and from 2017-2018 even up to age 18. Ghana is therefore one of the countries with the longest compulsory education in the world. Challenges remain nevertheless substantial and the Ghana Government looks forward to constructive cooperation and exchange with Flanders to improve the quality of their education.
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