The Member of Parliament for Ketu South in the Volta Region has expressed dissatisfaction after realizing some schools didn’t write French in the just ended BECE. According to her, when she asked these schools, they told her their school has no teachers for the language.
“My visit to the candidates of the just ended BECE Students in my constituency revealed that some candidates didn’t write French because it wasn’t taught in their school.”
The politician and scriptwriter believes that international bodies recruit people who are bilingual than monolingual. The Francophones knew this trick. Therefore, they put in the zeal to learn English on the shores of Ghana. Meanwhile, Ghanaians are not serious to learn the language authored by France.
“We, Ketu South and Ghana, are surrounded by French-speaking countries. French speakers come to Ghana to study English. French speakers do a better job at speaking English than we do with French. They will continue dominating the job market if we don’t up our game,” she added.
“Visit most of the International agencies and UN agencies and you will find more French speakers. They have the advantage of speaking two languages.”
As a result, she called on authorities to put up necessary strategies to ensure that schools have teachers for the international language.
“Our policymakers need to address this in their next review. The distribution of French speakers should improve. Whilst they are on it, they must address the dominance and promotion of one language in Greater Accra. There must be options for our children.”
Teachers of the language have often expressed that Ghanaians are not serious about it. After all, it has not been an issue of national interest. Apart from English, people undermine other languages including the native ones in schools. This tells why there are inadequate facilitators for the language aside from English.
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