Monday, December 20, 2010

PROMOTING EDUCATION IN THE RURAL AREAS OF GHANA; A DEVELOPMENT DILEMMA OR PARADOX


I cannot stop but think about how education is being developed in Ghana. Severally, I have hesitated to write this article but I guess I can’t hesitate anymore but write out the issue bordering my mind. This is but the beginning of a series of discussions on “Promoting Rural Education in Ghana”. The past three months or more has seen several issues emerging in the educational sector and whether politicians are subjecting the development of this sector to their whims and caprices. My concern began with the inception of Joy FM’s “Read One Hundred Programme”. In addition, the “Spelling Bee”, the SHS problem and currently the issue of child labour in cocoa growing areas in Ghana which I am now preview to have all motivated me to present my views on the educational sector particularly in relation to what is happening in the rural areas of Ghana.