We are much displeased in the Government’s continue stands towards the education of young people in the country, the current administration continuous promises towards the sector remains a major worry and a threat to the future of young people.
During the current State of the Nation’s Address, the president promises to expand infrastructure and teacher’s presence in the classroom across the country as one measure to improve the grades and performance of students in school.
This approach however, is one geared at increasing enrolment and attendance rate in school, with little impact on quality and concentration level pupil actually deserved. This approach notably is in the right direction, but unfortunate does not take into consideration the actual wellbeing of students as individuals, particularly regarding their metal including IQ ability, Health and Physical needs among other factors away from the classrooms, which unfortunately the president did not capture in his address.
Government has failed to invest in research and educational psychologist to better understand student needs and prepare their minds to study and better appreciate education.
On the free SHS political rabble being tossed since the general elections 2012. The president has promised to implement this system gradually as provided by the 1992 constitution. What needs clarity is how this could be achieved? At what expense? For what number of period of time? And how sustainable in the long run. Our educational stage holders keep disappointing us in the respect by not asking for further clarity from government of taking them on per some of these issues and promises. Government remains the major facilitator in the educational cycle and therefore on the stakeholders to recommend and advise government towards such approaches, rather than leaving them on the political field.
YOUTH EYE INNOVATIONS FOUNDATION as a youth advocacy group believes the current administration and relevant stakeholders in the education sector could give more clarity to these issues by better putting in place practical measures towards achieving quality education but not just the enrolment level.
YOUTH EYE INNOVATIONS FOUNDATION