“Suspend Semester Calendar” – Educationist

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An educationist, Ekow Gyan, is calling for the immediate removal of Minister of Education Yaw Osei Adumtwum for what he describes as his inability to better manage the sector.

“As a player in the education sector, I thought that the former Minister for Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, was a bad minister; unknowingly, he was better,” Mr. Gyan said.

He argued that the current Minister of Education may be a successful teacher but not a successful manager of the sector. 

Mr. Gyan said this in an interview on Accra 100.5 FM’s evening news on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, in reaction to the ministry’s decision to change the academic calendar from a trimester to a semester calendar system. 

“With immediate effect, I’m calling on the president to ask the sector minister to take a bow from the ministry for failing to better manage the sector,” he added.

“The minister has totally misfired with the introduction of the semester calendar year without any proper consultation whatsoever,” he further added. 

He said the introduction of the semester calendar year is not important at the moment because there are many challenges confronting the delivery of education in the country. 

“How do we expect students to go to school for six months when there are no chairs and teachers to teach for long contact hours in classrooms that have no ventilation,” he asked.

“How can a major change of converting a trimester calendar year to a semester calendar be done without any consultation”? He quizzed further.

He called for the immediate suspension of the new semester academic calendar.

Source: classfmonline.com

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