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07.11.2008 Education

Books For Senior High Schools Launched

By ISD (Darling M. E. Cann and Delight Biney)

As part of activities and programmes slated into the opening and celebrations of the Seventh Ghana International Book fair, the Cambridge University Press and Damas Educational Services have launched six new sets of text- books for Senior High School students and teachers in Accra, Ghana.

The books, which are meant to augment the requirements of Ghana's New Educational Reform Project, are dubbed, 'Black Star Series,' the books are on the English Language, Core Maths and Integrated Science, comprising three sets of books each for students and teachers as a guide.

Speaking on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Education, Winneba at the launch, the Principal of the College of Technology Education, Prof Steve Sobotie, said, 'whether learning would be a success or not is highly dependent on teachers, students and learning materials.'

He noted that a student is expected to be able to understand and grasp the full syllabus within the stipulated four years of study at school, adding that this will be enhanced when students use the Black Stars Series of books which have easy and friendly approaches to learning.

Prof Sobotie recommended the books as attractive, well-written and designed by knowledgeable people, therefore making them 'must-read' books for all students.

He cautioned writers and publishers to periodically review materials to enhance the standard of their books and appealed to them to make the books more available and affordable for the intended users across the entire nation.

One of the writers, Mr Philip Arthur Gorsong, said the features of the books will highly aid teaching and learning in schools and consequently produce better leaders for the nation.