Schooling in Ghana NYTimes Review from Kathmandu

Schooling in Ghana NYTimes Review from Kathmandu

September 13, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


Good morning, and Today�s review of New
York Times International edition published form Republika in Kathmandu is even more interesting. And This relates to the way the schools are
running in Ghana and that is costing the nation very dearly. You know the good part of this is the Government
decided to make all the high school free to the students and it is a very nice move by
the way. Because education is the fundamental thing
for every one�s growth and for developing nation it is a catch point, because you are
what you are because of your worth in terms of the knowledge you have. You do not have knowledge, you are no one
and there is a tough competition and the government of Ghana is right, but they are in a fix. The problem is, you can decide to do many
things at the same time, but if you do not study the kind of infrastructure you have
vis a vis the number of students you have, so there, that, it creates a mismatch. Same things happened their infrastructure
is not equipped to handle all the students at the same time and the brilliant move and
so what they did is. The decided to get the students in the classrooms
in shifts, that means out of hundred students enrolled in a particular class, fifty of them
would only attend for certain period and the next fifty would be attending the same class
for certain period. That means fifty percent of the students would
be, would not be present in the school. But it is good, but then you know what, what
the students would do when they are not in the school. So they can add a system whereby student can
avail the home tuition facilities, but that also requires a lot of resources. And in that connection I would like to point
few of things which we were doing here in the country. There was a time almost every government school
of the country used to have a college running in the morning with a different set of students
and the teachers. So that means the infrastructure was utilized
for all the reasons, the schools were running in the afternoon and the colleges were running
in the morning. And there are still so many colleges running
this way in many part of the country. But over a period of time colleges have found
their new infrastructure and most of them have already shifted. And this is one of the project I was involved
was a school of Ratna Rajya, they used have a Baneswor campus. Baneswor campus eventually shifted to
a new premise near Airport. And the other story, which is even more interesting
� How to end a friendship�, And if I start putting equations of my friends in my school
time, pre-primary school to the secondary school to the colleges and then to the University
and to the professional life. I must have seen a lot of you know friend�s
coming and going, and it simply happens, you would not be able to retain the friendship
for long, but that emotional connection always remains. People come and go, but it is life and these
days our friends; so called friends, really happens in the virtual world. We would not be meeting many people, but seems
we are quite content with the way we run around and see things in these notifications, but
we are lonely all the time. I wonder if I have talked to a friend in the
last seven days, unless, but I could have liked so many people I have not even met and
known personally as a friend. This is it, we have to be brave enough to
survive and compete in the world and I should be very happy to note the way Ghana is doing,
you know, reviving their educational system in the existing infrastructure.