The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) former general secretary, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, feels a reassessment of the current educational system is necessary.
In order to ensure successful teaching and learning in schools, he claimed that the old concept (O level, A level, and boarding) must be reinstated.
He explained this by pointing out that students were more disciplined under the previous system than under the present one.
Ing. Kwabena Agyapong, a presidential contender for the NPP, promised that steps will be taken to bring back the previous system if elected to lead the party in 2024 in an interview with Roselyn Felli on Prime Morning.
“We have been fated to be in the borders of Ghana. Where exactly we come from does not matter, and that’s why I still believe we should go back to the boarding school concept, the O levels, and the A levels. Something that eventually, if I’m fortunate to be elected president, I’ll sit with stakeholders and go back to it,” He opined
He believes that the current educational system is to blame for the indiscipline among the youth.
He said, “I left home at 12 years old to go to Cape Coast, Mfantsipim School. You go and meet people who are 18. The discipline, the hierarchy, and the things that they teach you. So I’m talking about how the educational system used to forge discipline in our schools. I’ll do my best to bring it back”.
He said that Ghana’s adoption of the existing educational system was mandated by the international society.
He thinks that the idea of boarding schools helps kids learn to incorporate other people’s cultures into their own. This, he claimed, aids in honoring the nation’s diversity.
The former general secretary, however, claimed that Ghana will never benefit from the improvements made to the educational system by the west and blamed the ex-President Jerry John Rawlings’ administration for it.
He complained that the government still relied on assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Mr. Agyapong expressed his dissatisfaction and remarked, “Today we’ve been talking about the IMF; I don’t think they’ve ever helped this country and will ever do. It’s sad that today, we have to go to the IMF for a program. Are we saying on our own we cannot discipline ourselves”?