Revealed: The Role Of Co-Curricula Activities In Identifying Students Inner Talents
Co-curricular Activities are defined as the activities that enable to supplement and complement the curricular or main syllabi activities. These are a very important part and parcel of educational institutions to develop the students' personality as well as to strengthen classroom learning.
Co Curricular Activities help students to develop problem-solving, reasoning, critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, and collaborative abilities. These kinds of activities with the academic curriculum so that students develop skills beyond the knowledge of subjects.
Co-curricular activities improve the learning experiences of students, help them identify and develop their inner talents like creative & public-speaking skills, leadership qualities, etc. Co-curricular activities offer them an opportunity of thinking unusually and getting the innovative ideas of their own.
Students who participate in extra activities get better grades. This is because of the skills they learn from participating in different activities. Students learn to manage time, organizational skills and improved self-confidence. Students also learn to express themselves in a better way. For instance, students who participate in the National Science and Maths Quiz(NS&MQ) turn out to be great students in the field of science, this co-curricula activities helps students to complete and revise most of mathematics and science topics to prepare themselves for the West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination(WASSCE)
In fact, extracurricular activities are one of the most important “soft factors” that colleges consider, so it's important for students to be thoughtful and strategic about their extracurricular involvement. However, activities aren't just for “looking good” to admissions committees.
Some sport personalities like, Michael Essien, Stephen Appiah, Sule Muntari, Vida Anim and others were discovered from co-curricula activities from schools. Extra activities in Schools helps to identify talents and provide them with the necessary support.
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