Technical and Vocational Education Will Be Compulsory Under My Gov’t- Konadu Rawlings

    /    Oct 10, 2016   /     Politics  /    0 Comments  /    177 Views

Former first lady and Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings says when voted into power, she would introduce compulsory technical and vocational training at the Junior High School level.

This would provide students with the requisite skills so that when they are not able to further their education, they will have something to fall on. She noted that the system will in many ways reduce the unemployment situation in Ghana.

“It is not every child that is academically okay. You see, the JSS system that they have destroyed, they have to bring it back because you will learn how to read and write; yes. That is very important for anybody but then you may not be academically inclined. So you would need to have a trade that would give you a job at the end of the day,” she noted.

Speaking at a meeting with queenmothers from the Greater Accra region last week, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings said she found nothing wrong with children learning handy works at the basic levels since not all of them can further their education.

“The white people are teaching their children how to do things with their hands as much as how to think. So we should also be allowed to give our children that training.

There are some kids who don’t like book-work. So after learning how to read and write, if you identify their talent, for instance sewing, take them to learn sewing. Don’t force that child to go and have a degree and at the end of the day they can’t even speak English,” she added.

She said teaching a child a trade to benefit him or her in the future must never be termed child labor.

Source: Felicity Frempong | kapital971.com

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