Deputy Minister-designate for Education, Hon. George Ntim Fordjour was among brilliant but needy students in Assin Krowa in the Assin South Constituency in the Central Region which the latter is currently a Member of Parliament (MP).
According to Politician, unlike today where the government has introduced free Senior High School (SHS) policy, it was difficult for him and many others to have secondary school education then due to financial constraints
“I was born and bred at Assin Krowa, a small community. No water, no telecommunication at the time. I passed with distinction together with my colleagues but because we were into abject poverty, I was the only person who had opportunity to enroll in Secondary school”, the Deputy Education Minister-designate revealed.
Hon. George Ntim Fordjour, New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmaker for Assin South spoke on Kumasi-based Hello FM monitored by MyNewsGh.com head of vetting yesterday Monday, June 7, 2021 while lauding the free SHS policy.
“When I was in Secondary school, my parents struggled before paying my fees. Sometimes, Authorities have to deny me dinning because I owe fees. Free SHS today has eradicated everything today”, he told host during a telephone conversation.
Mr. Ntim Fordjour was born in Assin Kruwa on May 28, 1986, and raised in the same village till the age of 16.
He studied Science in Assin Manso SHS and was admitted to George Grant University of Mines & Technology (UMaT) at age 17 where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mineral Engineering at age 21.
Shortly after national service, Mr. Ntim Fordjour began his mining career as a Senior Training Officer in charge of Learning and Development at Gold Fields Ghana Ltd, Tarkwa Mine.
In this role, he was responsible for the administration of Learning & Development function of the mine and assisted in the development of effective learning and training policies and systems.
His exceptional dedication and competent delivery were soon recognised with an elevation to the role of Human Resources Superintendent for the same blue-chip mining firm responsible for the management of the HR function for the 4500 multicultural employees and contractors at the mine.
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