By Desmond O. Nyarko, GNA
Accra, July 31, GNA – The Greater Accra Youth Network on Wednesday organized an accountability forum on education for youth groups from districts, municipals and metropolitan assemblies in the Region.
The forum on the theme; “Working together to improve education outcomes in basic schools in the Greater Accra Region,” aimed at merging stakeholders to identify and resolve some of the teething challenges in the education sector.
The programme brought together various stakeholders from the Ghana Education Service, Foundation for Security and Development in Africa and Ghana National Education Coalition Campaign among others.
Madam Agustina Brown, the Coordinator of Basic Schools, Ga-East, said education was very pivotal in the upbringing of children; therefore the hitches cannot be overlooked.
She underscored that government was putting requisite measures in place to ensure a more practical approach to teaching and learning in the country in a bid to help students apply what they were taught with ease.
Madam Brown stated that the new educational curriculum, which was being implemented by government, sought to emphasis the use of digital technology in learning to unearth potentials.
Mr Godson Charnor, the Greater Accra Youth Network Education Researcher, called for the inclusion of teachers in policy making on issues relating to education in the country, adding that they had a role to play in the restructuring of the system.
“In some of the research we did, we realised that most schools have a plethora of teachers but their performance level was very low whiles others with least of teachers performed very well,” he alleged.
Mr Charnor emphasized on the need for teachers to engage students in their academic performance, identify their shortcomings in a bid to know where the problems emanated from.
“Open data in schools should also be made available to the public to assist in detecting these problems,” he said.
He urged the government to support the introduction of the new curriculum with adequate resources, since it cannot be successful without funding and the provision of equipment.