Reverend Dr. Joyce Aryee, founder of Salt and Light Ministries has noted that education is not only about examinations but more importantly about how the student uses the knowledge acquired to address challenges in the society.
She said some students only prepare for exams and forget afterwards, making it difficult to excel in the work environment.
She, therefore, urged students to learn well so as to be able to solve problems and make an impact in the society for the benefit of all.
Dr. Aryee said this at the launch of the 10th anniversary of the Spelling Bee Competition in Accra on the theme, “Equipping the Ghanaian student for the world stage.”
She noted that teachers play an important role in the development of students’ performance, saying it is imperative for teachers to encourage students to develop the habit of reading to improve their vocabulary.
Dr. Aryee said the emergence of social media has affected reading habits of some students because they spent more time on their phones to the detriment of their studies, and urged parents to take keen interest in the activities of their wards.
In addition, she encouraged students to inculcate the habit of reading since that helps to acquire knowledge, learn from others, gives different perspectives to things they already know and build a solid foundation for effective communication.
She called for development of libraries where students could read quality books and enhance their knowledge, adding that through education, students could avoid social vices and put the country on the path of development, progress and peace.