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Raise teachers with the enthusiasm to go to places to teach – Anis Haffar | 3News

Raise teachers with the enthusiasm to go to places to teach – Anis Haffar | 3News

Teachers have to be trained in ways that they will develop the enthusiasm to go to places especially rural areas to teach, Ghanaian educationist, teacher, columnist, and author, Anis Haffar has said.

He says he is particularly interested in how teachers are produced in Ghana..

In  order to address the disparity in the teacher deployment, Mr Anis Haffar stated “We have to raise our teachers with the enthusiasm to go to the places to teach.”

He further underscored the importance of ICT as part of the education system in Ghana.

He says with the availability of laptops and computers, educational materials can be kept for years.

To that end, he said that the current One Student, One Laptop initiative should be taken seriously.

“We have to take it seriously,” he said during a national dialogue organized by Media General and STARR Ghana on Thursday, April 4.

Also speaking at the same event, the Executive Director of the Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare, attributed dropout at the Junior High School level to the distance between where the pupils live and the schools, especially in rural areas.

He indicated that some of the students have had to walk for kilometers in order to reach their schools.

This is ins disincentive for them to continue., he said.

Furthermore, he said, the lack of junior schools in most rural areas is a factor causing the dropout.

Speaking at a national dialogue session organized by Media General and Starr Ghana and on Thursday, April 4, he said “Distance, lack of junior high schools after factors for the drips  from P6 and JHS 1.”

The third factor he identified is the disparity in teacher deployment.

He noted that the unavailability of teachers in rural areas is causing the dropout.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Kwarteng also touted the achievement of the free senior high school programme.

He says the results of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have seen significant and consistent improvement under the free SHS policy.

He added that although the quality of education is not where it is expected to be, the fact remains that the quality is not bad presently.

“when access increases the general template is that quality decreases, but even though we are not where we have to be, we are not to doing bad,” he said during the national dialogue session organized by Media General and STARR Ghana on Thursday, April 4.

He added, “Data from WASSCE clearly show that there has been consistency and significant improvement.”

Kwasi Karteng also mentioned the One Laptop One Student initiative as one of the interventions to improve on quality education.

“We have the One Student One laptop, we have done quite a significant work,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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