The idea that mere principle doesn’t do sufficient in education seems to have been agreed on by experts worldwide.

But the implementation in lots of school rooms in Africa is but to see a acutely aware evolution to practicalise classes for children of faculty-going age.

This was the angle Education Minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum was coming from when he addressed delegates at the continuing United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, September 21.

He questioned the rationale behind regurgitating numbers and letters only for the aim of reproducing identical within the examination corridor with none concept of its affect on the true world.

Justifying his frustration, the Education Minister recounted a number of events the place he engaged Ghanaian pupils and didn’t get a single query or response when he requested.

This, he says, is a end result of the institutionalised manner of lecturers the place the kid is prevented from demanding readability on issues concerning their research.

“I speak with the students and when I finish I ask them ‘do you have any questions for me?’, no hand goes up…We have tamed the children. We just want them to write down what we tell them and on the day of exams, they should put down what we have told them [then] we say you’re the best student the country has ever known.

He insists this trend is disturbing and retrogressive, particularly in an era of fast-evolving technologies and STEM education.

Mr Adutwum recommended the Assertive Curriculum approach to training pupils in African schools.

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