‘Make education policies consistent, stable’
A divisional chief of Manya and Senior Asafoatse of the Shai State, Dr Nene Tei Djahene Korabo IV, has appealed to political leaders to make the nation’s educational policies more consistent and stable.
According to him, changes in the years of senior high education tended to impact negatively on the standard of education.
“It is an undeniable fact that the rapidly changing educational policies such as the three years and four years senior high school programmes have impacted negatively on the academic performance of the students over the past few years,” he said.
Nene Korabo IV said this when he addressed a durbar to commemorate the 17th anniversary of his enstoolment as well as the celebration of the annual Ngmayem or Millet Festival of the people of Manya Jorpanya. It was on the theme “Promoting Culture and Education in Peace for Development.”
Speaking on the theme, he urged parents and individuals to take education, formal or informal very seriously as it was the only way to become self-reliant and useful citizens in the society.
To help motivate and boost the morale of schoolchildren in the area, Nene Korabo announced the institution of the Royal Majesty’s Special Education Award to be given to the overall best student in academics and discipline.
“The emergence of practices which are foreign is also gaining grounds in our society. For example, homosexuality and cybercrime (sakawa) are frowned upon in our country and we must constantly advice the youth not to indulge in them,” he advised.
He said a number of projects had been earmarked to be undertaken which included the establishment of a multi-purpose community centre, a clinic, a market and the rehabilitation of the road network within the community.
Nene Korabo said as the nation prepared for the 2016 elections; there was the need for all Ghanaians to be law-abiding before, during and after the elections.
“We cannot develop if we do not live in peace and harmony. Therefore, it is incumbent on all and sundry to ensure that there is peace in Ghana to engender social, economic and political development,” he urged.
A former South African Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs Jeanette Ndhlorhu, stressed the need for co-operation and collaboration saying “if we put our heads and collective strengths together, we can conquer the world”.
She called for a united purpose in fighting poverty, underdevelopment and the promotion of sustainable community-led development.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this news report do not necessarily reflect the position of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC)