THE FOCUS OF GHANA TO ACHIEVE THE DEVELOPMENTAL AGENDA FOR THE NEXT SIXTY (60) YEARS
Ghana is the first African country to gain independence from the Great Britain in the year 1957. The country’s economy has been managed by several individuals and ruling parties within the past 60 years with the aim of progressing the developmental stage of the country.The government’s emphases on the way forward to advancement of the development of the economy to have a positive impact possibly the next 60th generation of country. The key frontward to this mission is “Education”. Ghana not alone is ailing in formal education but also informal education. It is the mind-set of the native people that informal education is gained from the family alone which I see it to be a skimpy fallacy
Many developed countries are been called so due to their improvement of education even to those on the countryside, unfortunately in our part of the world where it becomes difficult for such peasants to read and write. The country’s main source of income is based on the primary production sector but this is the case where some of our farmers undergo several stress to learn on how to apply fertilizers, making it difficult to increase crop yield at the harvest season. For a country to be self-sustainable it must be able to provide its basic needs without importation basic needs. There a lot of endowed personalities that can aid in the production of these materials but lack expertise as result of lack of education.
Talking on our health sectors it is obvious that most educated individuals due to their-know how skills are able to prevent certain diseases and cure them without been to the hospital for treatment. When an adolescent educated on the necessities on reproductive health and rights it makes the person fully nurtured on how to take care of himself or herself in order not face any health grim.
The current government in its best aims in providing a quality and accessible education to students which eventually has led to a free senior high school policy which this citizens of the country are benefiting. There is this argument I would like to set it that our brothers and sisters who in the rural areas, and are lacking materials and adequate teachers to help go through their junior high school are at a great disadvantage. This is because if you do not get the required materials and enough teachers to guide you to go through the junior high school, it becomes tedious for one to make a successful grade at the final exams.
Furthermore not focussing on the verge of formal education only but informal education must also be taken into consideration. Recently there has been a numerous criticises of trained teachers unemployment, I would suggest the government will create an avenue of informal education systems, where teachers will educate the public mostly rural areas in various forms and receive an equivalent wage as formal education tutors. This will be of advantage in various ways such as education on environmental pollution to help reduce illegal mining “galamsey” and usage of poisonous chemicals in fishing, educate farmers on crop production, adolescent education which will also aid in reduction in drug abuse, early pregnancy. These categories of teachers will also help to equip the competent producers of local goods.
To conclude, I will say in brief that for every country to develop it requires a firm education to citizens and Ghana is no exception. As Ghana celebrates its 60th anniversary since independence and look forward toincrease in the 60 years forth if the above suggestions are taken into consideration it will help tally the country’s developmental goals and make the globe and GHANA A BETTER PLACE.