Dr Prince Hamid Armah is a member of Ghana’s Eighth Parliament representing Kwesimintsim constituency in the Western Region. He holds a PhD degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Aberdeen, UK with specialization in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Education Policy, an M.Ed in Mathematics from the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana and a B.Ed (Hons) in Mathematics from the same university. He also trained at the Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs) of the Universities of Nottingham, Edinburgh and Manchester with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom, where he specialized in applying quantitative methods to the examination of issues in curriculum standard setting and maintenance, and the design and awarding of national curriculum tests. His scholarship centres around intersection of education policy and practice, focusing on inequities in students’ educational outcomes and the policies and practices that shape those outcomes.
Dr Armah has nearly two decades of experience in teaching, research, consulting and policy engagement in the education sector in both Ghana and the United Kingdom contexts. He is a passionate advocate for reforms in the sector and a noted expert in management and professional development, curriculum and assessment development, teacher training, inclusive education and the application of policy to improve and align educational outcomes for children from diverse backgrounds. He comes into the house with diverse experiences in project management, communications, public finance management, monitoring and evaluation and a successful record in entrepreneurship.
Dr Armah has, through his consulting work, made several key contributions to the evolution of education policy in the country in recent years. He served on the technical team that completed the finalisation of the Government of Ghana’s Education Strategic Plan (2018 – 2030) and the associated Education Sector Medium-Term Development Plan (2018-2021) He was also the lead education consultant to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (previously Department for International Development) Partnership Beyond Aid programme which drew up a thorough plan for Ghana’s transition to self-reliance through improvements in economic and social sector management, quality service delivery financing, accountability and capacity building. He has also consulted for several high profile institutions such as the World Bank, PwC and the United States Agency for International Development.
Before entering parliament, Dr Armah was the Ag. Director-General of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and led the successful design and implementation of a total reform of Ghana’s national curriculum, learning and assessment systems at the pre-tertiary levels. He also supervised the introduction of the common core programme for pre-tertiary learners, the national training programme for over one hundred and fifty thousand teachers and the approval process for new textbooks that are consistent with the features of the reformed curriculum and assessment systems.
Dr Armah believes in service to community and nation and has through several acts of charity contributed to the improvement of life in Kwesimintsim, his birthplace. He is also a firm adherent of the liberal democratic principles of the New Patriotic Party and has served the party diligently at various levels.