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Politicians blamed for Ghana’s educational woes

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PupilsMr Ken Baffoe, a retired Educationist, has blamed politicians for the current educational problems facing the nation.

He said the situation where the education policy keeps changing with every new government has been unhelpful and that there needs to be some consistency.

It is disheartening that partisan interests often are allowed to override the main objectives of the numerous educational reforms and this defeats the essence of these reforms to the disadvantage of students and national development, he said.

Mr Baffoe was speaking at the Fourth Quadrennial Delegates Conference of the Asante-Akim Central branch of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) at Konongo.

He said it must not be lost on anyone that education is an enterprise which has a lot of stakeholders whose collective contribution is crucial to achieving the desired results.

Mr Baffoe also appealed to teachers to take some responsibility for the falling standards of education saying they must go the extra mile to help improve the performance of their students.

Mr Lawrence Owusu, the District GNAT Chairman, said the association would continue to protect the interest of its members and urged them to be professional in the discharge of their duties.

He told the meeting that they had acquired land for the construction of a new GNAT Hall Complex at Konongo.

Source: GNA

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