Education holds the key to the future development of this country. In this regard, frantic efforts must be put in place to improve accessibility, quality of delivery and structures, good textbooks, and improved teachers' welfare.
The following are ways of sustaining and improving education in Ghana:
1. Expansion of infrastructure for education:
Expansion and improvement of the existing infrastructure at the primary, Junior
High, Senior High, and tertiary levels must be seen as urgent and a national
priority. More classrooms, libraries, ICT centers, laboratories, dining halls, and
accommodation for teaching and non-teaching stuff must be improved or provided.
This will help improve the quality of teaching and learning in our educational
institutions. In the long term, a sustainable education will improve the human
opens resources needs of the country.
This will reduce the incidence of high rates of illiteracy; improve accessibility to
export quality education and national development. The more good schools we have, the
better it is for the country.
2. Motivation of teachers:
Teacher motivation must be addressed. The old adage that the "teacher's reward is
in heaven" must be discarded. Their reward must be on earth too! Teachers'
wages, salaries, allowances, promotion, and study leave with pay must be the focus of
teachers' welfare. A well-trained and motivated teacher is a national asset to
groom future scholars, engineers, doctors, and leaders.
3. Revision of curricula:
Educational curricula must be updated and reviewed periodically to meet the
needs of society and industry. Our education must be tailor-made to address
the current and future needs of the country. A half-baked educated person is a liability
to national goals and aspirations.
4. Emphasis on technical, vocational, and ICT education:
The future of Ghana hangs on technical, vocational, science, and ICT education.
This should be the focus of our educational reforms. The emphasis should be on
the training of the human resource to meet the need of the industry. We must learn
from Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries.
When this is done, the products from our educational institutions will be ready for
the world of work. It also leads to more people going to the informal sector; hence,
we can reduce unemployment, prostitution, crime, drug peddling, and substance
abuse. A self-employed individual does not depend on the public sector for
employment. In effect, this strategy will reduce national unemployment drastically
and improve the national income of the country.