Education Scrap Secondary/Technical Education In Ghana – UCC Provost

Provost of Distance Education at the University of Cape Coast, Prof George Oduro said secondary/technical education in Ghana should be scrapped.

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Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, Minister of Education play

Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, Minister of Education

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Scrapping Secondary/Technical education may sound too drastic, but it may merits serious consideration in view of the staggering students that are not able to progress to the polytechnics every year because they are not able to triumph.

In view of this, the Provost of the College of Distance Education (CoDE) at the University of Cape Coast, Prof George Oduro, has stated that Secondary/Technical schools in Ghana should be scrapped because it has no value in our educational system.

He said secondary schools have submerged secondary technical schools and therefore must be cancelled.

According to him, students only focus on business courses instead of studying vocational courses which will provide them job opportunities after school.

He underscored the importance of technical vocational education in every individual’s life.

He said technical vocational education is a pivotal basis training that helps to equip people to put to good use their God given talents.

He has however welcomed the government’s move to convert the country’s polytechnics into technical universities by September 2016.

He contended that the country’s polytechnics have lost focus of their mandates as technical or technology institutions and are offering predominantly business management-oriented programmes.

However, Prof Oduro stated that polytechnics rely on secondary schools as feeder sources for students to enrol in their programmes instead of technical schools and there are three times more secondary schools in Ghana relative to technical schools. Thus, more than 75% of polytechnic entrants are secondary school graduates.

A larger proportion of secondary school graduates have a preparation in the social sciences and humanities rather than in science, mathematics or technology.

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