GES Charged to Make Gurene Language An Examinable Subject


The Members of Terabuuriyele has challenged the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education as a matter of urgency to swiftly grant their demand by making the Gurene Language an examinable subject in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

According to them, the Gurene language has met all the criteria for it to be approved by the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education yet all effort to press home their demand has proved futile.

The Chief of Ablekuma Joma, Gbawe, Gonse, Sarki Musa Nsoh, made this call at the Terabuuriyele National Conference in Accra. “We are calling on Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education to approve our request for the Gurene language to be used in the next academic year,” he demanded

According to the chief who doubles as the Patron of ‘Terabuuriyele’ said they formed the organization with the motive of unifying the people of north especially the Upper East Region and the Gurene (Frafra) speaking people in order to champion the cause of development in the aforementioned regions.

“There are reports victims of ‘Institutionalized envy’ and pull-down plots (PDP) whose achievements have been so baldly crushed hope of recovery is very slight.
And among such victims are those who tend to shift focus to develop south to explore new environments.

“I want to call on individuals and groups who are in the habit of pulling down determined and successful people in Ghana’s northernmost regions to stop it now,” he cautioned.

This he said, north would continue to lag behind if its people do not change from being a roadblock others who striving to champion the cause of development in the region.

The Chairman of the Terabuuriyele, Mr. Abiriya Martin, a prominent educationist in the country also expressed worry over the manner in which the Frafra culture is deteriorating; simply because it has being modernized to the non-ways of their Frafra culture.

“Some people belonging to the Frafra clan being shy as to admitting of them being Frafra and also hiding their identity (Frafra names) beneath their English names.

Most children in the southern sector, on our evaluation about 80% are not able to speak nor understand the language or not able to frequently speak the language exclusively.
I will entreat all parents to strengthen the bond with their kids teaching them about our values and culture, also how to speak and understand our language,” he advised.

According to him, Tere-buure yele was an idea couched by the founder Naba Musa Nsor backed by Hon. Thomas Adongo Abotibala and Madam Diana Akapiniba aka. Lady D on the 22nd of March 2017 following due registration processes on the 6th of June 2017.

“We are also meeting here in order to elect our new national executives who man the affairs of this noble organization called Terabuuriyele,” he stated.

By: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/

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