Tema, Mr Oko Nerquaye-Tetteh, Managing Consultant, Efford Educational Consult, has called for a wide range of educational reforms in the areas of curriculum instruction, assessment, teaching and learning to better prepare students for higher demands of life. He said the 21st century places higher demand on society, which through education and technological advancement all students throughout the world can compete at the same level.
He appealed to the country’s educational managers to invest in educating youngsters with the necessary technological and scientific skills to create a more inclusive, cohesive, and productive world.
Mr Nerquaye-Tetteh stated at 49th speech, prize-giving day, and graduation of the Tema Parents’ Association School’s (TEPAS), which was on the theme: “Evolving with the time: The role of technology in 21st- century education.”
He, therefore, charged “parents, guardians, students, and educational entities to consider progressive educational reforms to prepare the Ghanaian child for the task ahead, technology has narrowed the educational gap, we must take advantage and prepare our students”.
He cautioned that although some students misuse the internet, it should not prohibit us from accessing it, “we cannot deny our future leaders the opportunity to use technology simply on the basis that some few of them misused it.”
Mr Nerquaye-Tetteh also urged students to be global citizens, innovative and creative, technologically skilled and have interpersonal skills.
Ms Eleanor Kakra Barnes-Botchway, a Magistrate at the Kaneshie District Court, exhorted students, to study hard and to take advantage of technology in the educational sector.
She also encouraged them to study hard and that God should be their daily mantle with which they walk.
She also noted that kids should have access to teaching and learning centres as well as collaborative and collective endeavours to preserve our cultural and moral values as a people and nation.
Ms Barnes-Botchway stated that teachers and facilitators must sufficiently prepare to adapt to the usage of modern technology in assisting students during teaching.
Mr Adjetey Sowah Sylvanus, Assistant Headmaster, Tema Parents’ Association (TEPAS), said technology was a big help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He emphasized how the school could still teach while utilizing laptops, computers and the internet, especially during the lockdown period.
Mr Sowah urged the kids to devote all of their energy towards learning with computers and developing the necessary technical skills rather than using their laptops for games and films.
Source: Ghana News Agency