GES urged to include career guidance and counseling in curriculum at basic level

The Executive Director of BATADEC, Bayugo Bayiila Tanko.

The Executive Director of Bayiila Talent Development Center (BATADEC), a talent development organisation operating in the Upper West Region, Bayugo Bayiila Tanko has called on Ghana Education Service to include career guidance and counseling in its curriculum at the basic level.

He said this will help discover the potentials of pupils at the early stage and assist them to develop them.

Mr Tanko noted that experts can identify the talents in the pupils and mentor or guide them to make the appropriate choices for their career.

Mr Tanko was speaking on the sidelines of an academic seminar organised for Junior High School Students in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region.


The Executive Director of Bayiila Talent Development Center (BATADEC), Bayugo Bayiila Tanko also advised parents not to impose career choices on their children but rather try to identify their talents and help them to develop it.

He said a lot of young people are blessed with various talents but many of them are yet to be discovered.

Mr Bayugo Bayiila Tanko observed that wrong career choices by students affect them in their entire life and stressed the need for GES to give an urgent attention to the matter.

The Seminar dubbed, being a successful Junior High School Student is designed to equip participants with skills and techniques to help them maximize the choices they will make in their educational pursuits.


The seminar topics included, career selection guidance, ten positive study habits, how to study mathematics and setting academic goals.

More than six hundred pupils who participated in the seminar expressed the wish for more of such events to be organised in the region for more people to benefit.

Story filed by Dennis Bebane.

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