Ghanaian leaders playing games with education - GNAT

Ghanaian leaders playing games with education - GNAT

The president of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Philippa Larson, has criticized suggestion by the Education minister that government was considering providing secondary school graduates with diplomas.

According to her, it looked as if the government had its own field of play when it comes to taking decisions concerning the educational system.

She added that the teachers who are at the heart of the educational development in the country are not consulted.

Ghanaian leaders playing games with education - GNAT

President of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Philippa Larson Source: Graphic.com.gh
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“It seems we are playing games with our education in Ghana and that is very dangerous and serious. Teachers are at the centre of education and development but unfortunately, we are not engaged or consulted when educational reforms are designed," she said.

She however was of the view that the upgrading of the educational certificates was not needed as the focus should rather be placed on getting educated.

She therefore called on government to involve them in what ever plans or policy the government wanted to take in relation to education.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the minister of education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, announced plans of converting some educational certificates into diplomas.

According to a report by Citifmonline.com, he stated that Junior and Senior High School certificates would become National Diplomas and National Higher Diplomas respectively.

Explaining the rationale behind the decision, he said that this would give graduates the opportunity to work right after school.

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