We have closely monitored debates following the release of the WASSCE results with intense interest as a literacy organisation and wish to state our official position on the continual fall of standards in Ghana’s education system.
It is essential that students have access to high quality literacy education that provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to be well informed, and to understand and appreciate other subjects taught in English. From Math to Vocational Skills, students require an appreciable knowledge of functional English literacy to connect and interpret the intricacies of the educational world. Short of this, we cannot expect any better results. The question is, do we have competent English literacy teachers to produce the kind of students who can excel in other subject-based content taught in English. To us the problem sits on a weak literacy structure.
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