i'm slowly picking up the rhythm of life back in my bones and muscles. 'sickness is a pain' indeed.
so what is our government up to on education? they call up a bunch of folks and say let's deliberate on whether secondary education should span 3 or 4 yrs?
meanwhile Pal, there's a joint right on the labadi beach road called jokers! i've always wondered why that name cos none of my visits to the place resulted in me witnessing any sit-down comedy! forget what they call 'stand-up' comedy! is that the same as what is called 'gye na hor gyi?'
trust me Pal, this place called Jokers is too serious a place. my last visit there was all about the enjoyment of an atmosphere of bizi looking folks. bizi about nothing amidst a flood or call gals that breeze you by with perfume that could stain your nasal passage! breathe pal!
so our government and some folks who call themselves stake holders think that the solution to the myriad of problems engulfing our educational system lies in playing out 'lottery' with the numbers 3 and or 4??? JOKERS indeed!
what breaks the bile in me is what some want us to swallow down as fallen standards of education. and they claim the old system that made you spend a whooping 7 yrs on secondary plus some 10yrs on primary education was far better than the current system. how foolish could a man or woman be in conjuring up such a mindset that is as baseless as the word!
folks have forgotten that the population of human beings have increased with time first of all. JOKERS!
i was privileged enough to sit in same class at the university with some of the products of the old system and God knows that all the many years they had to spend before undergrad did them no magic! so why all the joke???
me say pal, we should have a long term plan for secondary education and it does not matter the number of years really so far as the content could be delivered with enough comfort! so let's say let's plan for the next 50yrs!
1. revert current number of years to 3 'as it was in the beginning'. This is so because nothing significant has changed to take care of a 4yr programme.
2. massive infrastructural and human (teachers) advancement should be made for the next 5 years bearing in mind that we would get back to running a 4yr max programme. meanwhile the educationists should do proper review of the curricula.
3. plan for a 4yr programme that would make room for anyone who feels up to it to write the needed exams after 3yrs (even 2yrs is not bad) to jump to university! there's no need to wait if one is up to speed enough!
and we must plan for a four year programme because the system must be flexible for the masses to be able to have enough time to obtain secondary education which must sooner than later be a must in this country!
meanwhile Pal, there are a lot more jokes with the educational system. there is that shit thing called 'school feeding programme'. look let whoever get rid of that thing. the money should rather be channeled into providing science resource centers for the schools.
There's another one that is being made noise of lately again called 'Baah Wiredu's one-laptop per child' programme and i wonder when will the jokes come down to the minimum! whoever thinks it's the way to go is serioulsly joking! if they could provide one laptop per child, why not identify the tertiary institutions and help out students pursuing computer science programes??? just another joke. someone is going to end up littering this nation with junks as computers for kids. let that programme be scrapped. and if the whole idea is to push for the memory of one-time-man Baah Wiredu, then someone must think better! he himself was a part of this junk and it's time to rethink for the best!
i'm back and alive!