Students have been advised to take advantage of their holidays and make meaningful use of it by continuing their studies.
They have been urged not to focus on just their classroom works but read wide and take up extra classes and read other essential materials of necessity in today’s world.
Ms Deborah Arthur, a teacher at the Startrite Montessori School, New Bortianor in Accra who gave the advice in an interview with the Ghanaian Times here yesterday stated that classroom work alone could not guarantee one’s success in today’s corporate world.
She noted that the world had opened up to diversity, as such, there was the need for students to take reading seriously and if possible take up practical courses outside the ones learnt in the classrooms.
Stressing that, apart from making them ready for the job market and availing a lot of opportunities for them, Ms Arthur indicated that it would also strengthen their brain activities.
She said it was during holidays that students could use their time to understand lessons they had difficulties with in the classrooms.
Ms Arthur stated that students could also boost their communication skills and make themselves better communicators using this opportunity.
She added that if they took the advice seriously, they could explore themselves, become more concentrated and intellectually sound, imbibe good values, expand their vocabulary, gain critical and analytical thinking skills, get entertained and enhance their creativity.
She further stated that they could get to lower their stress levels and be more prepared before they were ready for the job market.
She said gaining all these benefits were essential because, presently,the economic trend in the country made it necessary for students to look beyond normal school learning.
She said there was a greater task ahead for which reason they were to get more serious and take advantage of the time they had now before it was too late.
Ms Arthur therefore encouraged parents and guardians to keep an eye on their children during the break and ensure that they took courses, extra classes or read other essential materials before schools reopened.
She also used the opportunity to implore school authorities to introduce new practical subjects or courses relevant in today’s world.
BY ABIGAIL ARTHUR AND ANITA ANKRAH