The Rt. Hon. Speaker of Ho Youth Parliament, Dennis Lewis Addeh has advised the youth to use their knowledge and skills to contribute to quality education in the Volta Region as this will help to improve quality education in Ghana.
He explained that the Volta Regional Youth Parliament in its bid to contribute to quality education in the region and country as a whole will resort to ensuring that young people gets the right mix of skills to thrive.
He said that a new curriculum would be introduced in the upcoming academic year, adding that, Entrepreneurship will be made a subject of importance as part of curriculum for basic school system.
According to him, “Access to information is increasing and memorizing facts is less important today than in the past thus the need for government formulate policies that would make Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) attractive to our school children”.
He gave the advise at the first sitting of the first youth Parliament of the region, on the theme: “Transforming Education: The Role of the Youth in Contributing to Quality Education in Ghana”.
He however advised the youth to be alert and look out for GES recruitment adverts in order to take advantage of them.
The Rt. Hon. Speaker added that, basic school teachers should undergo training in order to meet the standards of teaching ICT and also, collaborate with GETFUND to help supply schools with ICT tools.
He also encouraged them to work hand-in-hand with Girl Child Officers in basic schools and the Gender Ministry to reduce teenage pregnancy in the region.
This, he said, if properly executed, will go a long way to benefit youths in Ghana.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | VOLTA REGION |talksafrica.com