GHANA: Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang
As the Minister of Education, Opoku-Agyemang is tasked with ensuring the intellectual advancement of the children and adult students of the country.
She is pushing to change the use of English as the country’s primary language for education, advocating for a way of instruction that is effective but relatable to African students. In a country where 70% of children attend school, she also promotes support of advanced studies in STEM, primary school reform, and workforce preparation.
With Ghana long being a place where African Americans have been welcomed to trace their roots and resettle, the region is touted as yet another country on the continent with vast opportunities and potential not only for personal growth and new experiences, but entrepreneurial and educational expansion for U.S. blacks as well.