The Team Leader of Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL), Robbin Todd, says Ghana’s Educational system is not bad, on that the approach is problematic.
What is happening is “we are failing in the most important aspect of education- learning outcomes.
“Too many children in Ghana he added are leaving primary school without the ability to read and write to the required standards. Too many children are failing to gain the educational foundation which will enable them to achieve their potential in life.
Mr Todd stated at the opening of a two-day “Challenge Fund-End of Project Event,” for nine Colleges of Education (CoE) which over the past 12-15 months had implemented, the Challenge Fund project to share key lessons, showcase achievements and exploring opportunities for taking best practices and results forward in their institutions and within the teacher education sector as a whole.
The T-TEL Ghana Team Leader explained that “Ghana’s educational system focuses on ‘chewing’ and ‘pouring’- learning facts for examinations- an approach which does not adequately equip our young people for the world of work or enable them to achieve their full potential.
Todd said Ghana’s educational system is too focused on examinations but does not do enough to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills”.
“A system which equips young people to become life-long learners in a knowledge economy, he stated. He said the T-TEL project aspires for a country where the public education system was so good that no Ghanaian felt the need to send his son or daughter to a private school.