Embrace modern ways of teaching and learning – John Dramani Mahama


Former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama has encouraged all private schools across the country especially the Ghana National Association of private teachers (GNAPS) to embrace the use of modern ways of teaching and learning to guarantee quality education in schools.

According to him, the adverse effects of COVID-19 challenged the efficacy of the traditional face to face means of teaching and learning in the various schools across the country.

This he said, crippled many schools who were not addressed with the use of Virtua learning platforms

Speaking on behalf of the former president, former Minister for Youth and Sports and the Member of Parliament, MP for Odododiodio, Nii Lantey Vanderpuije at the annual celebration of the Greater Accra branch of GNAPS, contended that the few schools that survived the pandemic had to their disposal, virtual learning classrooms that supported them in creating relevant programs and application.

He said the schools established well stocked computer science laboratories to facilitate student teaching learning process.

He described the free S.H.S policy implemented by the New patriotic party (NPP) as “rushed”.

He noted that some private school facilities across the country could have been utilized to harbour students in the double track system.

He concluded by adding that if the New Patriotic Party, NPP, had considered different alternatives, students and parents could have been saved from psychological torment.

“Majority of these private S.H.S had facilities that could have been utilized to avert the introduction of the double track system. Engaging private schools would have saved parents and students from the psychological torment and unwelcoming experiences they encountered with the double track system”.


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