The Minister for Education Says Ghana has an EXCELLENT educational system.
Please can someone tell me if it’s the same Educational system I went through?
Is it the same one that BECE’s (Basic education) pass rate is only 50% even though 40% of its educational budget is funded through budget support from Europe?
Is it the same one that Secondary science students graduate without having practically interacted with half of the things they are taught in theory?
Is it the same one that Tertiary students are marked up for “BaBaRiSinG” lecturers’ notes and marked down for being innovative and challenging their lecturers?
Is it the same one that teachers are neither paid nor brought abreast with new, faster, more impactful and efficient ways of delivering education other than chalk and blackboards?
Is it the same one that lumps all students at all levels and has no prevision for “gifted” and “exceptionally talented children, who should be tapped very early in life?
Is it the same one that students at all levels graduate from and realise the focus have been on theory rather than problem solving and challenging the status quo?
Is it the one that the general curriculum I studied was the same one my father studied and my younger brother and which God forbids my children from studying?
Is it the same one that his ministry does not have any strategy to marry education with industry in order to make education relevant for Ghana’s industrial economy?
IS IT HUH, MR MINISTER? IS IT HUH? PLEASE ANSWER ME, IS IT?