IMPROVING EDUCATION DELIVERY FOR DEVELOPMENT(PART I)
“Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world”. ~ Nelson Mandela
The above quote, credited to Nelson Mandela remains as relevant today as it was at the time it was reportedly made by the global icon in 2003. This quote resonates with those advanced in age in much the same it does with the youth.
In about ten years from now, the United Nations hopes to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By the target year 2030, SDG 4 expects to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
Being an agenda adopted in 2015 by heads of State and Government at a special UN Summit, heads of various countries across the world have been committing a considerable amount of time and resources to ensuring that education delivery in member countries improves to levels that lead to attaining the full plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.
Education in Ghana
From all indications, it seems quite clear that Ghana has in her educational development agenda a good number of challenges to address. Attempts are therefore being made to upgrade the capacity of teachers to deliver quality education; expand school infrastructure for increased intake of students; as well as upgrade school curriculum to ensure that learners receive knowledge relevant to present day dynamics and needs.
The outset of the corona virus pandemic has dealt a blow to plans and programmes put in place for educational development across the globe, Ghana not being excluded. With the world almost coming to a standstill and schools closing down following the pandemic, the challenges in Ghana’s educational system appear even clearer. Stakeholders in education are therefore united in their agreement that education delivery post Covid-19 cannot be business as usual.
Source: Bruce Senam McBrian