About MOE

The Ministry of Education is responsible for all policies on education, including apprenticeships and wider skills acquisition in Ghana. We work to provide education that ensure opportunity is equal for all, no matter what their background or family circumstances.


To provide relevant education to all Ghanaians at all levels to enable them to acquire skills that will assist them to develop their potential in order to be productive, promotion of technology culture at all levels of society to facilitate poverty reduction and to promote socio-economic growth and national development.

Ministry Overview




For the purpose of achieving its objective, the Ministry performs the following functions:

Initiate and formulate policy options on Education for the consideration of government

Initiate and advise on government plans

Undertake such research as maybe necessary for the effective implementation of government policies

Review government policies and plans

Coordinate and monitor the implementation of sector policies and strategies


Working towards achieving the overall goal of providing relevant and quality education for all Ghanaians including the disadvantaged, to enable them acquire skills, which will help make them functionally literate and productive to facilitate poverty alleviation and promote rapid socio-economic growth. This makes the Ministry responsible for:

Expanding access to quality education at all levels of education.

Providing and improving infrastructural facilities.

Providing free education at the basic level.

Making tertiary education more cost effective

Raising the quality of teaching and learning for effective outcomesMaking education more relevant to national goals and aspirations by focusing on technical and vocational education

Establish a well co-ordinated and integrated system of scientific, technological and social innovation for public private sector partnership and development.


Process all incoming mails after they have been received

Guarantee that all clients are attended to on arrival at the Ministry’s Clients’ office.

Timely provision of information to Clients, Stakeholders and Partners on request

Vet,process and effect payments of claims after all relevant documents have been received

Preparation of sector reports


Improve management for efficiency within the education sector.

Improve quality of teaching and learning at all levels

Improve access to and help participants in education and training

Decentralize the education management system

Promote Accountability and transparency

Promote Equity

Create a culture within which the advancement of scientific knowledge is valued as essential component of national development.



Friendly and courteous Client Service Personnel willing and ready to serve at all times

All office doors are clearly marked to facilitate easy identification

All comments and queries received will be accorded the needed attention

Staff ID and visitor cards will be made available.


Clients should ensure that all necessary documents are properly prepared before submitting them for claims.

Be courteous and polite to our staff and demand the same from them.

To assist the ministry in the discharge of its functions by collaborating with staff and providing them with the needed information.

To report first at the client service desk for enquiries and information.

Request for information from Partners, Clients and Stakeholders should be indicated on an official letter.


The Ministry will at all times endeavour to furnish Clients and Stakeholders as well as Partners with required information.

Newsletters, brochures and other items of information will be available on the Ministry\’s website for downloads and also at the information desk in the Ministry (ground floor).

Information on the Ministry and its agencies (current updates) are available on the Ministry\’s website for the general public.

The Team

Here are key stakeholders focused on taking Ghanaian Education to the Next level.

Dr.  Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Minister of Education

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Hon. Prof. Kwesi Yankah
Minister of State - Tertiary Education

Hon. Prof. Kwesi Yankah

Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum
Deputy Minister - Basic & Secondary Education

Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum