Restructure Ghana Learning TV to suit SHS 3 students – IFEST to GES

An Educationist, Peter Anti has urged the Ghana Education Service (GES) to factor the learning needs of final year Senior High School students on Ghana Learning Television.

Mr Anti who is the Acting Executive Director for the Institute for Education Studies (IFEST) indicated developing a new timetable for these students was crucial because of the impromptu restructuring of the academic calendar for third-year high school students.

Last week, GES  postponed the reopening date for final year students to May 5 when students had started reporting for school.  Parents expressed disappointment at GES for not informing them but had to wait for a lot of the students to report to school before announcing a new date to them.

Charles Adjetey Sowah, the National Administrator for the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations of Ghana, had complained that “nobody contacted the PTAs regarding any postponement of the date.”

But Peter Anti believes inasmuch as the GES erred in their action, it can still find an avenue to get the students to learn whilst at home.

Speaking on Morning Update on TV XYZ Monday, Peter Anti advised the GES could make arrangements for the final year high school students to be taught on the Ghana Learning Television whilst they await their new reopening date.

“What we have proposed is that the Ghana  Education Service should as a matter of urgency pull down the content on the Ghana Learning Television, restructure it in such a way that it will be suitable for the final year students,” he proposed in an interview with co-host Nana Abena Serwaa.

To him, the new development will enable the students to “have some sort of revision through that particular channel for the time that they are in the house.”

Anti also advised that within the period, core subjects should be taught on regular intervals on the channel and urged parents to guide their children to revise their notes regularly.


By Henryson Okrah|

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