Schools urged to devote more attention to early childhood development

Regional News of Tuesday, 12 March 2013 Heads of educational institutions, teachers and other…

Georgia (Mar 13, 2013) — Regional News of Tuesday, 12 March 2013


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Heads of educational institutions, teachers and other stakeholders in the education sector have been called upon to dedicate much more attention to early childhood development and education in the country.

In this vein, the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has decided to establish a research fund which would enable both tutors and students embark on research projects to address issues on early childhood development in Ghana.

Professor Domwini Kuupole, Vice-Chancellor of UCC made the call on Monday when he met a twelve-member delegation known as the “Faculty Learning Community” from the Kennesaw State University (KSU) in the United State of America (USA), led by the President of KSU, its Vice-Provost as well as Professors and Heads of Departments, at Cape Coast.

The visit was part of KSU’s ‘Year of Ghana’ programme which is celebrated in the School where students of KSU study and get to know more about the culture and other aspects of Ghana. …

Dr Daniel Papp, President of KSU, said some projects were underway between his University and UCC which include exchange programmes among both students and lecturers and gave the assurance that the relationship between them would be strengthened and maintained.

Dr Ikechukwu Ujeke, a Professor in early childhood education at KSU, said there was the need for students to be taught what they need to know in schools in order for them not to be left wanting when they go out to find jobs after completion of school.

Dr Samuel Abaidoo, Coordinator of the ‘Year of Ghana’ programme, explained that a whole academic year is dedicated towards this programme where Ghanaian tutors and traditional leaders among others give talks and lectures to students at KSU to enable them have a better knowledge and understanding of Ghana.


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