Education Director wants boost for talent development

Mr Jacob Kor, GES Director-General.

Mr Jacob Kor, GES Director-General.

Mrs. Margaret Frimpong Koree, Ga South Municipal Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has called for the revamping of the educational sector with the requisite resources to boost teaching and learning, as well as talent development.

That, she said was critical in promoting curricula that would unearth talents in children.

According to Mrs. Koree, curriculum which seeks to unearth talents in children was not being given the deserved attention as a result of lack of resources.

She said schools have also neglected this aspect of education, adding that for children to discover their talents, they ought to be introduced to certain vocations while in school.

Mrs. Koree was speaking at the official inauguration of Talented Royals International School, a private institution located at Weija in Accra.

The modern school complex comprise of 24 classrooms, a clinic, playing ground, Information Communication Technology laboratory and a library.

Children in the school would be given the opportunity to unearth their talents through various activities including participating in brass band music creation, cultural drumming and dancing among others.

Mrs. Koree said pursuing academic laurels is good; however, it is important to march academic work with vocations so that children can easily identify their talents.

She pleaded with parents not to dictate to their wards when choosing courses and vocations and rather encourage and support them to pursue the vocations of their choice.

“God has given each one a talent and when it is unearthed it becomes easier for the children instead of holding them to vocations they dislike.

“While educating children with good morals, they must also do something by themselves,” she said.

Mrs. Koree urged the management of the school to embark on effective monitoring and supervision in order to maintain standards and achieve their stated vision.

“Success of education depends on effective supervision and monitoring. You can have the best materials to run the school but if supervision is not done well you will fail,” she said.

The Municipal Director of Education urged the school to make provision for needy but brilliant students by offering them scholarships.

Mr. Edward Afful, Director of the School, told the audience that pupils who excelled academically would be sponsored on exchange programmes abroad to gain international exposure.

He said the school would soon roll out boarding facilities and establish a senior high school.

Nii Boafo Daanyinaaese I, acting Chief of Weija and Dzaasetse, appealed to the school to instill discipline in the pupils, saying indiscipline in the society was on the ascendency.

GNA

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