Revamp educational sector with resources to unearth talents in children – Director

By
Joyce Danso, GNA

Accra, Aug. 20, GNA – A Municipal Director
of Education has said there is the need to revamp the educational sector with
the requisite resources to in order to develop curriculum that would unearth
talents embedded in children.

Mrs Margaret Frimpong Koree, the Municipal
Director of Education in Ga South, said curriculum which seeks to unearth
talents in children was not being given the deserved attention as a result of
lack of resources.

She said schools have also neglected this
aspect of education, adding that for children to discover their talents they
ought to be introduced to certain vocations whiles in school.

Mrs Koree was speaking at the official
inauguration of Talented Royals International School, a private institution
located at Weija in Accra.

The ultra-modern school complex comprised of
24 classrooms, a security post, a clinic, playing ground, Information
Communication Technology laboratory, a well-stocked library and security
cameras to monitor activities within the complex.

Children in the school would be given the
opportunity to unearth their talents through various activities including
participating in brass band music creation, cultural drumming and dancing among
others.

Mrs Koree said pursuing academic laurels is
good; however, it is important to march academic work with vocations so that
children can easily identify their talents.

She pleaded with parents not dictate to
their wards when choosing vocations and rather encourage and support them to
pursue the vocations of their choice.

“God has given each one a talent and when it
is unearthed it becomes easier for the children instead of holding them to
vocations they dislike.

Whiles educating children with good morals,
they must also do something by themselves,” she said.

Mrs Koree urged the management of the school
to embark on effective monitoring and supervision in order to maintain
standards and achieve their stated vision.

“Success of education depends on effective
supervision and monitoring. You can have the best materials to run the school
but if supervision is not done well you will fail,” she said.

The Municipal Director of Education urged
the school to make provision for needy but brilliant students by offering them
scholarships.

Mr Edward Afful, the Director of the School,
told the audience that pupils who excelled academically would be sent to abroad
to gain international exposure.

He said the school would soon roll out
boarding facilities and establish a Senior High School.

Mr Ernest Ntow, the Assistant Headmaster of
the School, appealed to parents to evaluate the performance of their wards and
supervise their homework.

Nii Boafo Daanyinaaese I, Acting Chief of
Weija and Dzaasetse, appealed to the school to instill discipline in the pupils
saying indiscipline in the society was on the ascendency.

Nii Daanyinaaese, Mrs Joana Osei-Poku, a
Retired Commissioner of Police and Mrs Koree jointly cut the tape to inaugurate
the school.

GNA

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