Ghana needs solutions not complains in the education sector. A humble request to the GES and the MoE is : Fix the Education Mess or Stop the Blame Game or Resign.
“If we all think alike, no one is thinking.” is a quote credited to Benjamin Franklin. It can be interpreted to mean, there must be diversity of ideas.
Hence I share mine with you on the current happenings in the education sector as a novice. Sometimes one can only get to his best through constructive critics. It helps shape the way you think and act.
The leadership of the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education are doing all they can to impress us all but they are failing the leadership battle and test.
The complains and accusation of others for your incompetences is becoming too much. Let us fix the mess.
True leaders are problem solvers, they are not people who complain. Complains are meant for followers.
True leaders challenge the status quo and provide solutions. They don’t blame others for the mess they came to meet. Ghanaians are tired with today Mahama this, tomorrow Mahama that.
Fix the mess. If Mahama built secondary schools that students don’t want to attend, what has the ministry of education and GES done to make such schools attractive? Absolutely nothing. Fix the mess and exonerate yourselves.
If you cannot fix the mess you claim you came to meet or others created, why occupy the post in the first place? The honourable thing to do is to bow out gracefully and let those who have the gut to face the challenges and deliver be given the opportunity.
Nana Addo did not put the Minister of Education in a leadership position to be complaining. He put Honourable Matthew Opoku Prempeh in that position because he believed he had what it takes to lead.
Holding a leadership position and counting the challenges there to Ghanaians or telling them what others did not do or failed to do is wrong.
If school children and parents are rejecting day schools, what have you done about it since you came into office? Is that project aimed at helping Ghanaians? Or the Mahama family?
Many stakeholders of education in Ghana are finding it difficult to see the strategic leadership of the MoE at work. The inability of the ministry to communicate its vision for the education sector in the best way for Ghanaians to understand and appreciate is worrying.
They make decisions and dump them approach is making many teachers and unions agitated. involve stakeholders at the early stage of decision making if they are likely to kick against it and get their inputs.
We have come out with a new curriculum that does not have textbooks, what kind of forward-looking and proactive nation and education ministry in the world does this? Is this what the Americans, The British, the Chines have been doing?
The GES and the MoE must begin to share its strategic plans with stakeholders and sell the compelling vision in such a way that, stakeholders will buy into it and appreciate where we are going and how we intend to get there.
Source: Wisdom Eli Kojo Hammond |Human Rights Activists|Public Speaker| Budding Leadership Expert |Educationist and Author |Newsghana24.com