High school heads should be PhD holders - Prince Mba suggests

High school heads should be PhD holders - Prince Mba suggests

- President of Forum for National Equity has stated that the standards of senior high schools would be raised and sanitised if PhD holders are made to head them

- He, however, called on government to make adequate use of their expertise

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President of Forum for National Equity, Prince Bagnaba Mba, has stated that the standards of senior high schools would be raised and sanitised if PhD holders are made to head them.

According to Mba, although the free SHS was yielding dividends, the placement of PhD holders as Heads of those schools would further catapult the standards to greater heights.

He made this suggestion while speaking to the Ghana News Agency on the current trend of Education in Ghana.

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“...we need teachers who have risen up to the level of Doctor of Philosophy, and know the intricacies of education to be at the helm of affairs, to engage the speed gear.”

Mr Mba added that although not all PhD holders are capable of heading these institutions, there are a lot of them that understand the nitty-gritty of education and can, therefore, bring in sufficient transformations.

“Those days, PhD holders were very few in the country, but now we have thousands of them in the system with varied skills including education, so we need to make good use of them by tapping their expertise to enrich our educational system.”

He, however, called on government to make adequate use of their expertise, as most of them had over the years left for greener pastures in other countries, while others had also diverted into other fields, instead of the education they learnt in school.

“Let us make good use of them before they leave us for other countries.”

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In other news, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that government is providing over 1000 infrastructure projects across the country to make senior high school education more accessible to the children of Ghana.

This major investment in education is anchored on the firm conviction of the Akufo-Addo administration that the key to economic transformation is human capital, not natural resources, hence the need to equip Ghana’s next generation with the requisite skills and knowledge to move the nation’s development agenda.

The Vice President shed more light on the Akufo-Addo administration’s philosophy on education when he addressed participants at the two-day Government Townhall meeting and Results Fair in Kumasi, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

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