Mercy Sam is my name. I attend school at Gbawe Methodist ‘2’ Basic School. I am a member of PAAJAF Foundation Club, also called Nkabom Club. I’m writing on the topic Child Education.
I would be very grateful if you would allow me space to air my views on child education. It is a fact that Ghana is a country with good resources such as gold, diamonds, cocoa and many tourist sites. These sites make the country attractive to foreign visitors. But there is one particular problem that disturbs the country and it is about child education.
But one may ask, what is child education? Child education is the continuous process of sending children who are of school age to school to gain knowledge, and to be trained to become responsible people in future who can gain respect from one another. It is good for every individual to be involved in some form of education or to be educated. When someone has not been educated, they may be ignorant about their rights and how to fight for their rights. These can be the effects of poor education.
The level of education is very low, and has become a chronic problem for society and the government. The effects of this have eaten deep into society and into the finances of the government. Education services have inadequate teaching materials and poor infrastructure. The education service needs teacher’s aids to help teach the children. Schools need equipment like desks and textbooks.
Some students have to walk a long way from their homes and towns to school and then get there late and miss lessons. Schools must be built in towns and villages to enable students to get to school early. Some students have to wake up early and do lots of work before they go to school. By the time they get to class they are already exhausted, weak and tired so when lesson is going on, they always sleep in class without paying attention to what the teacher is teaching. This makes learning difficult for these students. If child labour could be reduced the students could put more effort into learning and improve their learning.
I am appealing to the government to put more effort into helping to improve child education to make Ghana full of brilliant and intelligent people who will be able to gain respect without being abused and cheated by other countries.
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