Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper says people must be allowed to scrutinize Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang’s tenure of office as education minister.
According to him, “What is her track record in government not in academia? Some will do that analysis. In academia I don’t think there will be some real challenge there in my candid opinion,” he said.
Speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile Saturday, Mr Baako stated that Prof. Agyemang’s role as UCC VC could not be compared to her role as Minister of Education due to the large scale of the latter.
“Because that is very critical and important. We’re talking governance of the nation, we’re not just talking about managing a university, however important and big it is. Her performance in government as Education Minister is something you can’t ignore or underestimate.
“I’ve even conceded that in terms of academia, I think she’s really solid and I don’t see much of emphasis there unless people go digging but for what? She’s clearly an established professional when it comes to academia and education but when it comes to as Minister of Education; I’m saying people will scrutinize it,” he said.
He explained that, her critics will possibly analyse her role and performance as an Education Minister taking into consideration her responses during her parliamentary vetting and how she was able to translate that into reality after she was given the go ahead.
“See, one, the process she went through when she appeared before the parliamentary appointments committee and the answers that she provided for some questions that she was asked is a legitimate target to scrutinise whether when she was in office she went in line with those things.”