President Nana Akufo-Addo left Ghana yesterday for UK education summit

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday led a Ghanaian delegation to the Global Education Summit in the United Kingdom.

The official visit is at the invitation of his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr Boris Johnson.

The two-day London Summit, which is scheduled from July 28 to July 29, 2021, will be a key moment for the global community to come together and support quality education for all children.

A centre-piece of the summit will be the opportunity for leaders to make 5-year pledges to support Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) work to help transform education systems in up to 90 countries and territories.

The GPE is a multi-stakeholder partnership and funding platform that aims to strengthen education systems in developing countries in order to dramatically increase the number of children who are in school and learning.

President Akufo-Addo will also, at the invitation of the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Emerging Business Intelligence & Innovation (EBII) Group of the UK, attend as Special Guest of Honour during which he will deliver the keynote address at the 2021 African Investments Risks and Compliance (IRC) Summit, on July 30, 2021 at the University of Oxford.

He was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister for Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum and some officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.

President will return to Ghana on Sunday, August 1, 2021 and whilst he is away, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, will act as President.