- He argued that teachers needs to imbibe good values in students
- He therefore called for a renewal of Ghana's educational system
- He identified misplaced priorities as once of the challenges facing Africa's educational setup
Professor Kwasi Yankah, the minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, has in an address, said he is displeased with the incident that occurred during the grand finale of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) competition.
It was reported that the hand bag of the quiz mistress was stolen.
In his opinion, such incident took away the shine from a programme that has grown to be enjoyed by many all over the country.
This, he lamented, had a negative effect on the value of education in the country.
The professor was addressing the 10th congregation of the St Francis College of Education in Hohoe in the Volta Region.
To him, all Ghanaians are now aware of the fact that there is the need for a renewal of our educational system.
He however urged all to be our brother’s keeper and report those who fall foul of the law to the relevant authorities.
He added that challenges to education in Africa were as a result of misplaced priorities, as well as "completely devalued education since independence, forgetting the pivotal role education plays in national development".
He concluded by urging the tutors of the children to be ethical, committed and self – motivated, so that they could teach the pupils the same values, in order to instill morality and self – discipline.
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