The Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said that the Government intends to support the expansion of the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) across West Africa.
Currently, the only West African institution running the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) is the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
Dr. Prempeh was speaking at the UNESCO executive board 207th Session as Ghana’s representative and leader of the delegation.
“Mr. Chairman, the IEPA intends to expand to the West Africa region and beyond, its work of educational planning and research, policy formulation and training for educational leadership. The Government of Ghana will contribute a total of 3.4 million dollars annually towards the operations of both the proposed IEPA Centre and the AIMS–Ghana Category II Institute under the auspices of UNESCO”, he said.
He, however, urged member states to contribute to the success of this proposed project.
“We call on all Member States to support this proposed initiative which will transform educational planning and address human resource and systems needs of countries in the region”, he added.
The IEPA was established in August 1975 based on a joint agreement between the Government of Ghana and UNESCO/UNDP.
The IEPA exists to generate and disseminate reliable educational information for capacity building and to inform educational policy formulation, planning, and implementation.