Ministry for Education Bags Major Award
The Chief Director of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Enoch Hemans Cobbinah, was adjudged the first runner-up in the Best Performing Chief Director Category for 2017 at the signing of the 2018 Performance Agreements & Awards Ceremony held in Accra earlier today. Mr. Cobbinah was adjudged the Best Performing Chief Director in 2016.
The annual event, which is organized by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service, aims at establishing an effective performance management culture that seeks to align objectives, targets and outcomes to organizational and national development goals. It was also adopted to serve as a tool for progressively reforming the civil service to help provide an objective means of assessing performance of senior managers.
At the same event, all Chief Directors signed performance contract with their respective sector ministers on their deliverables for the year 2018.
In the period under review, the Ministry of Education successfully rolled out the government’s Free Senior High School policy. At the pre-tertiary level of the education system, the ministry is currently pursuing various reforms, including teacher licencing and professional development, technical and vocational education as well as curriculum reforms. At the tertiary level, reforms are being pursued in teacher training, the various regulatory structures and in the conversion of polytechnics to technical universities. As the bureaucratic head of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Cobbinah has provided leadership to the civil service machinery in the implementation of government’s vision and policy in the education sector.
The ceremony was chaired by the chairperson of the Civil Service Council, Justice Rose Constance Owusu, a Supreme Court Judge. The keynote speaker, Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, was represented by the Secretary to the Cabinet, Mrs. Mercy Debrah-Karikari.