Citi FM/TV has congratulated President of Ashesi University, Patrick Awuah on his new appointment onto the UNESCO Futures of Education Commission which will focus on the future of education globally.
The station presented a plaque to Dr Awuah in appreciation of his contribution to education in Ghana.
The General Manager of Citi FM/TV, Bernard Avle indicated that Mr Awuah’s contributions were worth emulating and encouraged Ghanaians to be proactive in creating solutions for a great future.
“This is a small plaque and a letter to say congratulations, keep going! There isn’t enough good news in the system but this is great news, you are the only second African on that thing apart from Okonjo-Iweala so congratulations! Keep going! The fact that we don’t make noise about you every day doesn’t mean we do not celebrate you. So ASHESI keep going! Patrick keep going! And well done.”
The Ashesi President expressed profound gratitude for the gesture and promised to share Ghana’s perspective on education which could help transform education in the world.
“I just want to say a very big thank you to Citi FM/TV for recognizing this and for celebrating me. I am really very grateful that organizations like yours that have a platform really take the time to celebrate good achievement in our country because when we think about the future we also need to think about what is the example we are setting for the generations behind us because they are going to drive the future. And so I will like to accept this on behalf of the Ashesi community and most importantly on behalf of my students.”
He expressed optimism about new learning opportunities as the commission is mandated to develop a flagship global report on education, for release in 2021.
UNESCO Futures of Education Commission
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is a 16-member commission that will be focusing on the future of global education.
The Futures of Education initiative aims to re-imagine how knowledge and learning can shape humanity in a global context of increasing complexity. Under the chair of Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde, the International Commission is mandated to develop a flagship global report on education, for release in 2021.