Social activist, Kelvin Taylor has criticized the educational system of the country. The vocal social media journalist bemoaned what he called the low standard of the Ghana education system. According to him, the much tauted Free Senior High School introduced the ruling New Patriotic Party, is is the root cause of the falling standards of our educational system.
He added that instead of the state to properly resource teachers to impact the right kind of knowledge to students, the government has resorted to buying past questions for students to learn and pass their examination; a move he said does not augur well with our educational system. He advised that the nation learns best practices from the United States and other advanced countries where students fund their school fees through students loans, he pays later when they start working since jobs are made available after school.
He said this following complaint made by teachers from the basic and second circle schools about the absence of the President, his Vice and the Minister of Education the Teachers day celebration. The Chairman of GNAT, Philipa Larson in an interview with Joy TV said "This is the 5th time that he has been absent from our durbar to appreciate and congratulate the teacher, and we are not happy. His words were made known to us, but we wanted to see him in our midst. The Director-General of Education and Minister of Education are also not here".
Kelvin Taylor continued by saying he doubt the competence of the current Minister of Education, Dr. Adutwum. He asserted that the Minister refused to listen to counsel from the Jane Nana Opoku Agymang, the former Minister of Education who started the blueprint for the Free Senior High School policy in Ghana. Meanwhile, he took a swipe at the University Teachers Association of Ghana, that they are the architect of their problem. Kelvin claimed that they should not have backed down on their strike action until the government did the needful.
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