Educationist urges review of basic curriculum
He noted that when children are given quality foundation in these two subjects, it enable them to perform excellently in other subjects and propels them higher.
Mr. Pra Annan, who is an Educationist, made the suggestion over the weekend, when he chaired the 57th Anniversary ceremony of Nana Baidoo Bonsu Junior High School at New Takoradi.
It was attended by stakeholders in education including, the past and current students of the school to plan the way forward for the institution.
The event had the theme, Education, a Tool for National Development, the Role of Stakeholders." was interspersed with traditional music and dancing.
The former MCE said education is the key to unlock many opportunities in life and entreated parents to invest in their wards education for a brighter future.
Mr. Annan, who is also an old student of the school, appealed to the Metropolitan Education Directorate to furnish the school with furniture, library books and other logistics to facilitate teaching and learning.
The Headmistress of the School, Madam Grace Felicity Opoku, enumerated some of the challenges facing the school, including, the non-availability of toilet facilities for teachers and students, a school canteen and inadequate water supply.
She appealed to government and other corporate institutions in the area to support the school to acquire poly-tanks for water storage and other essential facilities to facilitate teaching and learning.
The Headmistress also appealed for support to fence the school because the movement of people and animals within the school compound disrupts lessons.
She said although the schools performance in the past was not impressive, it managed to chalk 82 per cent in the 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and urged students to work harder to achieve more successes.
Madam Opoku commended the government for providing them with 15 laptops, an ICT centre and new school block.
Students, who excelled in last terms examinations, were presented with prizes whilst the management of the school presented a plaque with a citation to the headmistress for her meritorious service.