A Non-Governmental Organisation Young Educator Forum (YEF) is calling on media houses to include more literacy and educational programmes in their media.
The NGO insists that the educational role of the media is being under utilized hence the need to step up their efforts to augment efforts of educational insitutions.
The Country Director of the Young Educators Foundation Eugenia Techie-Menson who was speaking after the launch of the 2014/2015 Spelling Bee competition said the media has a role to play in educating children.
“I will like to call on the media to push more for such educational programmes to become a main stay. We need to revolutionize our education system. We need to change how we learn. Children learn by memorizing a bit but learning it in a fun way. So we need the media to help in this agenda because it’s a tough battle,” she added.
Her plea follows reports released by WAEC that 70 percent of students who took part 2013/2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) could not get the required grades to gain admission to tertiary institutions in the country.
The report raised public outcry but the Minister of Education, Prof. Jane Nana Opoku Agyeman blamed the abysmal performance on overcrowded curriculum.
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/citifmonline.com/Ghana