Minister of Education, Science, and Sports Dominic Fobih of Ghana

The Minister of Education, science and Sports, Prof Dominic Fobih says the government is committed at reducing rural poverty and empowering small scale entrepreneurs to start and expand their businesses.
The Minister of Education, Science and Sports, Professor Dominic Fobih has advised member states at UNESCO to mobilize people especially those in the rural areas for development and ensure peace and harmony among nations.
conference' of the Timber and Wood Workers Union (TWU) at Cape Coast.
Professor Fobih said this at a press conference in Accra, and added that the sharing of ideas, best practices and lessons learnt in both the developing and industrialised countries would strengthen the emerging Ghanaian community of ICT practitioners and forge co-operations between African and European stakeholders.
Fobih said Ghana need science and technology to achieve its dream of becoming a middle income status by 2015, stressing the need for a special fund, such as the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to cater for education to be set up to support research work in science and technology in the country.
Professor Dominic Fobih was addressing the 'sixth quadrennial delegates conference' of the Timber and Wood Workers Union (TWU) at Cape Coast.
TWO DAYS after the Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Underground Mines of AngloGold Ashanti informed stakeholders that the Obuasi goldmine was currently not making enough money to run its own operations, the Minister of Lands, Forestry and Mines, Professor Dominic Fobih has expressed worry over the situation.
Fobih expressed government's determination to "deviate from the lies of past governments", and always say the truth.
Dominic Fobih has said that his Ministry is considering the possibility of continuing with the construction of? the Assembly Hall started by the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the Agbozume Senior High School in 1996 which came to a standstill due to lack of funds.
Fobih said the exhibition was an attempt at bringing to the fore, some of those significant achievements, as well as the benefits Ghana had derived from UNESCO over the years.
Professor Dominic Fobih, the newly appointed Minister of Education, Science and Sports (MESS) has officially assumed duty at the ministry after a brief handing over ceremony held on Monday.
Professor Fobih described the new appointment as a challenging one especially when it is coming at the dawn of the historic Ghana 2008 Africa Cup of Nations and introduction of the new educational reforms.
Fobih said the huge task at hand cannot be implemented without the cooperation of other stakeholders and asked for their collective cooperation to achieve set targets.
Prof Fobih said when the fund became operational, it would support, among other things, post graduate studies in HIV and AIDS education, leadership and management and long distance education.
The Minster for education, Hon Professor Dominic Fobih says the new educational reforms lays emphasis on (ICT) and technical/vocational Education, in order to equip the new crop of pupils and students, with employable skills.
Professor Fobih said this in a speech read on his behalf by Mr Paul Effah, Executive Secretary of the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), at the maiden congregation of the Bolgatanga Polytechnic.
Fobih said the government would continue to improve physical and academic infrastructure and develop the human capital through the many interventions instituted.
On a tour of projects being embarked upon by government in preparation for the 26th Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008 tournament ahead of the eighth CAF inspection visit this month, the Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Professor Dominic Fobih says he expects all contractors to hand over ahead of schedule.
Without mincing words, Professor Fobih said for the sake of the national interest all the contractors working on the four training pitches, the Baba Yara Stadium and the 160 room City Hotel are to hand over their projects before the dates agreed upon in their contracts.
Professor Fobih said this when he led a team of government functionaries, officials of the Local Organising Committee and the media to inspect all the projects being undertaken for the CAN 2008 tournament.
Fobih said the number of award winning categories had been increased to 12 with a corresponding number of award winners increasing from 42 last year to 62 this year.
Fobih said no matter the quality and quantity of infrastructure, the supply of logistics and equipment, the teacher always took the centre stage in translating all the facilities and resources into quality educational delivery to the benefit of both the learner and society.
Professor Fobih said this on Monday when he received a delegation from the University led by the Registrar, Mr Charles Akwaa-Mensah in Accra to introduce Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, the second Vice Chancellor of the University.
Prof Fobih said Government relies on the University for the training of quality teachers especially at the vocational and technical schools.
2006-12-11: Ghana’s Diamonds Not Banned On International Market ADL NewsMinister of Lands, Forestry and Mines Professor Dominic Fobih says that diamond exports from Ghanahave not been banned on the international market.
Professor Fobih said the government was also seeking technical assistance from the US to be able to identify diamonds produced in the country from others.
Fobih said this when he commissioned a GH¢ 48,500 computer science laboratory for the Kwashieman Cluster of Schools to enhance the ICT capabilities of the pupils.
Fobih said it was to address this situation that the reform placed much emphasis on the yearly apprenticeship programme, vocational and technical studies to cater for those who could not further their education.