Camfed Ghana, in collaboration with the Ghana Education Services (GES), on Wednesday, launched three documents to improve quality of education in Ghana.


The documents, five-year guidance and counselling strategic plan, the teacher mentor training manual and the civics handbook for students, are expected to increase the delivery of quality of guidance and counselling services in schools.


The five-year strategic plan will be the blue print that guides a holistic and effective guidance and counselling services delivery in schools. It is intended to serve as a monitoring and evaluation tool to help the guidance and counselling unit of the GES to assess the delivery of guidance and counselling services in pre-tertiary schools.


The teacher mentor manual will be the main curriculum that guides the delivery of a holistic training programms to teacher mentors/guidance and counselling coordinators in pre-tertiary schools, while the civic education handbook is design to enlighten pre-tertiary school students and help them imbibe the attitudes of nationalism, civic mindedness, entrepreneurship and social etiquette in the service of self, community and country.


The National Director of Camfed Ghana, Mr John Asibi Ali, made the point at the Annual Learning Summit of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme in Accra.


This year’s Summit, the fifth in the series of previous summit, brings stakeholders together to discuss issues that will improve the quality of education in Ghana. It was on the theme, “Implementing the national guidance and counselling strategic plan: Call to all stakeholders.”


Mr Ali said education could be put in four main broad areas: an education system that benefits students by helping them build on their talents, an education system that produces students and graduates who will help in the development of the country, an education system that helps students appreciate their cultures and that of the others and education system that produces politically engage and compassionate citizens.


He indicated, however, that the current education system focuses on subjects and the ability of students to pass their examination. It is, therefore, in the light of that Camfed Ghana and GES developed the three documents to increase the quality of education.


He urged participants to passionately discuss the issues. The deliberations would lead to decisions and actions for implementing the strategic plan.


A Director at the Ministry of Education, Mr Ernest Otoo, who represented the Minister of Education, said Ghana was currently implementing an education strategic plan that is in sync with global education reforms and in line with the SDG 4, which enjoins countries to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.


The education strategic plan, he said, spanned 2018-2030 and asked for the support of all stakeholders to provide quality, equitable and all-inclusive education for all Ghanaian students. 


Source: ISD (Sule N. Jotie)

Created: 07 June 2018
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