According to him in a letter to the Awake News's Editor, the reintroduction of the subject will help fight youth unemployment in the country.
Agriculture Science student at the University of Education Winneba at the Asante Mampong campus, Mr. Oscar Kobla Bedzra has expressed disappointment at Ghana Education Service (GES) for not reintroducing Agriculture Science at the Junior High School in the new curriculum.
According to him in a letter to the Awake News’s Editor, the reintroduction of the subject will help fight youth unemployment in the country.
“We should have rather reintroduced agricultural science instead of introducing a new school uniform. I still can’t understand why the new curriculum has been provided devoid of the inclusion of agricultural science syllabus since we find ourselves deeply drowned in the pool of unemployment”
He has emphasized that “on the relevance of agricultural science to Ghana’s economy that , ……with reference to a report from the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), agriculture has been identified as the main driving force behind Ghana’s economy which employs over 54% of the country’s workforce and accounts for approximately 42% of our country’s GDP” .
For Mr. Bedzra, “the government’s readiness to rescue the unemployment situation that has bedevilled the country is incomplete without inculcating the habit of farming as a business among the youth from the junior high school level”
“This reintroduction of the subject will go a long way to equip the Ghanaian child with requisite and basic skills in animal rearing and crop production” – He added
“why is the much talked about subject not being reintroduced? I can assure the good people of Ghana that, Other political parties will capitalise on this and reintroduce the subject. I can boldly state that the opposition parties will capitalise on that and reintroduce the subject into the curriculum. I am very sure that opposition parties will reintroduce agricultural science into the Junior High School syllabus as part of measures to reduce the unemployment situation since this current government has not done so” – the letter said
He has since called on GES to engage stakeholders and consider his position as it will go a long way to solve a social problem.
By: Efo Korsi Senyo / awakenewsonline.com