Botsio, Papa Kojo: Travel Grant - 2016-2017

College of Human Ecology
Cornell Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA)
Project Title: 
Education and Development in Ghana's 40 Year Development Plan: Drawing Lessons from Finland's Education Reform Success Since 1968
Project Abstract: 
  The government of Ghana last October announced the launch of the process for designing a 40-year Development Plan. It will take effect from 2017 with the aim that its fulfillment will coincide with Ghana’s 100-year Independence Anniversary in 2057. The announcement serves as the impulse for me to pursue this thesis research project. I believe that Education is the bedrock of any nation’s successful development. I hope to find replicable and adaptable examples from Finland, a country renowned for having developed the quintessential 40-year Education Reform Plan.