The Institute for Education Studies (IFEST), has made a clarion call for the nation to prioritise investment in people and education to be able to harness quality human capital for national development.
Executive Director, Peter Partey-Anti (Ph.D.), stated in the IFEST message on International Education Day (IED) that the institute believes that education is the guaranteed means to bridge the gap of inequality in any society, support the marginalized, and lift people from poverty.
“Investing in people and prioritizing education should be a clarion call to targeted financing and efficient utilization of scarce resources in the education sector.
IFEST believes that education is the guaranteed means to bridge the gap of inequality in any society, support the marginalized, and lift people from poverty. It is, therefore, more appropriate the theme for today which seeks to encourage the prioritization of investment in education,” he said.
He added that it is expected that investment in education both at the private and public levels would yield the needed returns and benefits.
“Hence, IFEST will want to encourage the relevant authorities to continuously assess the impact of these investments on the various levels of development in this country,” he reiterated.
IFEST has stressed that it wants investments in people and the prioritization of education to count in all aspects of life as a society.