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EDUCATION! EDUCATION! EDUCATION!

19 Oct

Education

I would start this blog item with a quote: “Educated people- Educate people”- Cecil Ato Kwamena Dadzie (Ghanabakwamena), 2010. Certainly, aside living, education is one of our basic rights to personal and societal well-being; it’s a means for knowledge transmission to generations and it goes a long way to enhance the potential contributions of individuals to national development.

I can’t talk of Education without making reference to MDG 2- Achieving universal primary education. Similarly, MDG 3- Promoting gender equality and empowering women. I believe Education is the best tool or way to reduce poverty, child labor, promote peace and development, empower a female, and even achieve the rest of the MDGs. Agree? Yes, every boy and girl child must be educated, but the quality of education is indeed questionable, esp. ‘public education’. The quality of education determines how sharp the skills and attitudes of people will be in future. The foundation, Early Childhood Care and Development, if not strong may bring down years of hard-work and input by other teachers along the way.

It is sad yet bad to know that around Ghana, over seventy-five (75) schools still hold classes under trees; we can’t let this be-never. Others fortunate to be sheltered lack books, at times teachers, teaching aids and vital learning tools that would make learning attractive, comfortable and easy to understand- these are few of the numerous factors that drive children away from school, aside poverty. Even that is no excuse to starve the brains of your child- basic education is free and compulsory. Teachers will surely reject postings to rural areas if the environment doesn’t look appealing- no electricity, water hard to come by, accommodation and incentives etc.

It is obvious therefore that, I call on us all once again to serve as checks of our society. Secondly, we all make up the ‘government’ and have roles to play in achieving every single goal of the MDGs. Again, the best investment a nation can make is in its children and education- lets build more schools in communities and encourage schooling by all people esp. children, so they can educate others when they grow. At the same time attention must be given to teachers- we need them!

 

 

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Posted by on October 19, 2010 in Issues!

 

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5 responses to “EDUCATION! EDUCATION! EDUCATION!

  1. Edward

    October 20, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Great article, I still find it difficult to understand why we are investing so little in education as a nation. Either there are certain things we are not being told, or we just have missed our priorities.

     
  2. ghanabakwamena

    October 25, 2010 at 9:35 am

    …I agree!
    Thanx Eddie… 🙂

     
  3. Kwesi-GH

    February 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

    …well said!

     
  4. Dzifa

    February 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    i believe other factors have to be considered when it comes to education. the story posted in April 2010 ‘THE WHOLE TRUTH’ is a chain of cycle in its own that has to be broken to be able to get through to the people on the streets to enjoy their rights as citizens of this country. no matter what we do, some of them do not even know that basic education is free let alone take the initiative or better still take an action to take their kids to school. Some of these people though their dreams are shuttered do not even see the essence because majority of them are taking advantage of, do you think they will want to go through the toil of sending the kids they never planned to have to school since they themselves are are bitter about what they go through.
    in coming together to do something about the future of our nation we need to work so had and eliminate IGNORANCE since many perish and will continue to do so out of it as the GOD OUR CREATOR said in the Bible.

     
  5. Dzifa

    February 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Our generation has become so money conscious that even when they are given the opportunity to make a mark and change the lives of the younger once, they loose focus.
    Oh Lord God, open the eyes of our understanding so we can make good use of all the opportunities and affect lives positively, that the young and up coming ones will be grateful for the path that has been well laid for them to do exploits

     

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