SK Alban Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament, is concerned that Ghana’s educational system does not teach kids how to be creative.
He expresses concerns about the entire system, which he feels currently focuses only on one area of our brain, the memory, which is utilized to store whatever is taught in class and then pour out when a question arises.
“The Ghanaian educational system develops only one side of the brain, which is used to chew and reproduce rather than to be creative.” Bagbin, the Speaker, laments
In terms of the future, he suggests reorganizing a system that teaches kids to be creative in coming up with their own solutions to challenges.
Unfortunately, our education system is not good because we mostly develop one side of our brain which is the memory. So what they teach is what you chew, accumulate and accommodate.
So when they ask you a question you try to reproduce that. Our education system doesn’t teach many to be creative to come up with our own ideas” the Speaker said