We’re painting all public basic schools for an attractive outlook – Education Minister

The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said that, all government public basic schools will be re-painted, forgoing the old yellow and brown colours to blue and white. 

He said this forms part of a rebranding strategy to give the schools appealing aesthetics.

“We are switching to blue and white. We are painting all the schools to give it an attractive outlook. This is the transformation Ghana deserves and it is coming,” he indicated.

According to Dr. Yaw Adutwum, this is part of many transformational initiatives to revive basic education and make it attractive in the country.

He revealed that the brown and yellow uniforms will also change, “We are changing the uniforms of public basic schools in the country. The yellow and brown that you see now, you will see no more. Reformation is coming to a community near you, and you will see it,” he announced.

The Minister said this at a forum dubbed ‘The free SHS story’ in Accra on April 25, 2024.

He further explained that the initiative is part of government’s efforts to demonstrate to critics that it is not overly focused on secondary education.

The last time government changed school uniforms in the country was in 2019/2020 academic year.

In an effort to achieve universal primary education, the government, as part of its educational policy, initiated free school uniform distribution throughout the country in 2010, for junior high schools.

According to government data, a total of 170,221 pupils were supplied with free school uniforms in 2013 and it planned to supply 10,000 uniforms in 2014.

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