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National ideology is a system of ideas and principles accepted by its followers.
Ghana as a country needs to adopt a national ideology in this sector, coupled with future targets over which no political government can gain control. Rather, successive governments can work towards that target coupled with effective and consistent strategies given a number of years. This will go a long way to harmonise the present day
education system .
This, if adopted will create an enabling environment for the increasing population to to be able to meet contemporary times free from political lines and individual interests .
Education sector provides the manpower for development by generating the human resources. This sector does not produce instant results but rather, materialises the corresponding input made after a number of years. It requires therefore gradual steps to be able to realise our education targets for the nation, and this can only be realised if
only we rise above our political interests and urges as a country and propose a national policy plan to be able to move higher, the education sector of this country.
Free education for instance, that was factored into article 25 (1)b of the 1992 constitution which States that “secondary education in its different forms including technical and vocational education, shall be made accessible to all by every appropriate means and in particular, by the introduction of free education”. This should not be a mandate of a political party and continued by another government without any form of proposed national policy plan and targets, but rather needs a national policy plan having given a number of years to be able to function effectively. This when done will prevent the challenges we face as a nation and enable the various organs of the
education sector to function devoid of political interference and conditions.
It is only in this sense of direction that Ghana, our motherland can witness a face-lift in the education sector to meet the growing population of our students for development.
I urge our policy makers to take critical look at this and drive our country to its destiny without which we will continue to be retarded by governments with discretionary measures.
Long live Ghana ,
Long live Africa .
By BEDZRA OSCAR KOMLA
UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION , WINNEBA ( CAGRIC )
BSC. AGRICULTURE SCIENCE EDUCATION .