By: Christopher Pappoe | Voltaonlinegh.com |
A high school teacher, Mr Godwin Adjei has advised the government to as a matter of urgency reintroduce Agriculture Science as a subject to the basic level of education or see the Planting for Food and Jobs policy fail.
Mr Adjei said this when a group visited the Adidome Senior High School on Tuesday to sensitise students on the prospects of agriculture and why students must study the subject.
The group led by the Central Tongu National Democratic Congress (NDC) Constituency Chairman, Confidence Emmanuel Abotsi, took the students through various stages of agriculture and agribusiness using PowerPoint presentation to encourage them to take the study of agriculture serious since the number of students enrolling for the course was not encouraging.
Mr Adjei said the low enrollment of students to the agricultural department was attributable to children not having any knowledge in agriculture since it is not taught as a subject at the basic level.
He urged the Career Guidance and Counseling Unit of the Ghana Education Service to make the study of agriculture a priority in their career counseling.
“It is so demoralising to sometimes go to the class to teach only 22 students when other departments can boast of over hundred students,” he complained.