Ghana’s educational system will see some sort of transformation next year because students in senior high schools are expected to compulsorily study Arabic from September 2017.
According to Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, the Arabic programme will further be introduced at the basic education level in 2018.
“President Mahama has agreed that from 2017 senior high school students will have to study Arabic like they do in the English language and we will introduce it at the basic level in 2018 and make it examinable,” he said at a campaign event at Nsawam Zongo in the Eastern Region.
He added that the Wenchi Teacher Training College has initiated a programme to provide teachers for the subject.
In Ghana, the Muslims make up 18% of the total population according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census.