President Mahama stressed government's commitment to ensuring that technical and vocational training institutions are given a boost.
According to him, the development is a sign that educational standards are improving, urging the public not to be misled by claims that standards are falling.
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In his last State of the Nation Address in Parliament in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution, he said "Teacher absenteeism has gone down from 27% to below 9%."
He said "Our vision under my administration was to improve access to education and quality of education... Lack of access to education meant that many children were being left behind.
"We are seeing improved performances in the WASSCE by public schools across the country... At tertiary level the construction of additional universities has improved access to that level of education," he added.
He noted that the construction of new community day high schools has improved the education system adding that Ghana has over the last three years taken the three top spots in the WASSCE exams.