A future People’s National Convention (PNC) government will ensure the inclusion of critical thinking in the curriculum in order to produce students who will have the capacity to rise to the challenges presented by industry, the party’s presidential candidate, Dr Edward Mahama, has said.
Speaking at the 2016 presidential debate organised by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) at the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra, on Wednesday November 30, Dr Mahama said Ghana’s current education system did not prepare students adequately for the challenges of the job market, revealing three key strategies by the PNC to reverse the situation.
“I will do three things. One, introduce at JSS and SSS… a subject I call critical thinking, which will allow students themselves to look at where they are going. Two, I will introduce into JSS, in fact even kindergarten, counsellors,” the five-time presidential aspirant stated.
This he said was because a lot of young persons who complete school were still undecided about what to do. He said counsellors would “help students” and “guide them in the line in which they have skills”, adding: “Thirdly, we are going to introduce a portfolio of scholarships. It will be in the form of bursaries, grants, loans [for] those who are highly intelligent [but] poor…”