Sunday, 08 December

Quality of education in Ghana poor – Adei

Educationist Professor Stephen Adei has said Ghana is lagging behind as far as the provision of quality education for the citizenry is concerned.

In an exclusive interview with CTV News (a subsidiary of Class Media Group) the former rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) told Loveridge Animonyam Ampratwum Okyere that despite the high number of universities in the country, the quality of education leaves much to desire.

The Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) said Ghana’s education system lacks modules and programmes that can help graduates be inventive and innovative.

“The quality of education is questionable”, Prof Adei said, adding: “As for the courses that can make graduates think and develop entrepreneurial skills, Ghana is seriously lagging behind”.

He admitted the importance of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy introduced by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government but pointed out that “one thing we must note [is] what the student learns at school and what he/she can do with it after school”.

Prof Adei further indicated that school enrolment has relatively increased in recent times but many graduates from Ghanaian schools are incapable of establishing their own enterprises, adding: “Many public basic school graduates can hardly write or read”.

Source: Ghana/ Animonyam Ampratwum Okyere

Source: David Apinga