education in ghana is necessary
illiteracy is said to be the main factor that hinders growth and development in Ghana. According to the Ghana statistical service about 55% of the total population constitute the illiteracy rate. with children forming about 32% of the total rate. The advancement of the Western World can be attributed to the intense nature of their education policies and programs. Ghana can similarly develop when taken education seriously. The following can be observed to eradicate the canker of illiteracy in Ghana.
Firstly, free compulsory basic education will help solve the issue of illiteracy in Ghana. Governments of Ghana must make it their policy to send every child between the school going age to school for the acquisition of knowledge and improve skills for national growth and development. This can be achieve when entrenched in the constitution as a responsibility and duty rather than a right. Accordingly. sanctions shall be meted out to parents who violates this rule.
Secondly, the establishment of community libraries to promote reading among school children. A well furnished and stocked community libraries would encourage and promote reading among the students. Students often relax and pays no attention to academic work or exercises at home due to the unavailability of educational facilities such as books and a conducive environment for reading and studying. The existence of these libraries will enhance the students academic performance.
Lastly, motivation and encouragement will contribute immensely to the eradication of illiteracy in Ghana. Education has no age limit. As such, the matured individuals who are uneducated must be encourage to get themselves enrolled in adult education programs here in Ghana. Allowances and other incentives can be given to them to encourage them to get enlightened.
When all these are keenly observed and practiced, the economic, social, political, and cultural growth of Ghana shall be inevitable.