Re-Focus Educational Curriculum –SILDEP CEO

| Updated Aug 24, 2017 at 4:00pm



Mr. Dramani Luri
The Chief Executive Officer of Social Initiative for Literacy and Development, SILDEP Moses Dramani Luri says Ghana’s educational curriculum is not responsive to the current needs of children especially girls.

He said too much emphasis is placed on literacy and numeracy at the expense of skills development and training.

Mr. Dramani Luri was speaking at the opening of week-long girls’ camp for one hundred junior high school girls at Wa in the Upper West Region.

Radio Ghana’s Upper West Regional Correspondent Sualah Abdul-wahab reports that the girls’ camp forms part of the implementation of Girls Advocacy Alliance being executed in three districts of the region with support from Plan International Ghana.

The districts are Sissala East Sissala West and Wa West.

The one hundred participants will interact with female role models to boost their confidence level and assertiveness.

The CEO of SILDEP, Dramani Luri bemoaned a situation where many school leavers become hair dressers, dress makers and musicians yet little emphasis is placed on them in public schools from primary to universities.

Mr. Dramani Luri entreated the participants to desist from engaging in activities that are not in their interest so as to become good and responsible citizens.

Upper West Regional Program Unit Manager of Plan International Ghana Eric Ayaba said the organization has re-focused its operations in line with Strategic Development Goals to correct the inequality against the girl child.

Deputy Regional Minister Amidu Isahaku Chinnia launded SILDEP and Plan Ghana for complementing government’s efforts in improving the lives of the girl child.

Mr. Chinnia said in spite of efforts by the nation to eliminate discrimination against a girl child the issue remains a challenge.

He called for intensified education to address the problem.

Upper West Regional Director of the Department of Children Latifa Abobo Siddique for her part, said the development of Ghana will be very difficult without the empowerment of women and the girl child.

She said for that to be realized there is the need for all cultural practices that are harmful to the development of girls to be eradicated.

Upper West Regional Manager of Action Aid George Dery for his part said for the students be able to succeed in life they must be disciplined and hard working.

He asked them not to give in to peer pressure that will end up destroying their lives.

There were solidarity messages from DOVVSU and other ogranizations.