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09.05.2007 General News

Make Reform Work

Dear Editor, Since independence, there have been a series of educational reforms, yet we have not been able to settle on the right system of education.

The last reform changed the old elementary system to the Junior Secondary School (JSS) and the Senior Secondary School (SSS) system. That was an excellent move because it introduced technical and vocational skills into the school syllabus in order to offer some employable skills to JSS graduates.

Some schools were provided with workshops and tools for the technical departments but we were unable to reach the Promised Land. Some schools also did not have the workshops to ensure effective teaching of the subjects.

The newly-introduced reform is laudable but if all groups which have a stake in education in the country are not involved in its implementation, it can be a total failure.

I, therefore, appeal to the government to provide incentives for teachers to make the reform work well. Incentives will encourage teachers to teach with all their strength and knowledge.

Infrastructural facilities which will accommodate the students and teachers must also be expanded and improved to facilitate teaching and learning. When this is done, it will go a long way to make the reform successful.

Julius Gabriel Ackaah ,

P.O. Box 6181,