The Ministry of Education (MoE) under the auspices of the Government of Ghana (GOG) has signed an agreement with the France government to strengthen the presence of the French language in various schools across the country.
The Project of Reinforcement of French language and Francophonie in Ghana (PROFF) according to the Education Ministry (MoE) in a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh will commence from 2021 and 2022.
Speaking at the meeting held on Monday, the Minister for Education, Dr Adutwum said the PROFF will contribute to the development of high-quality French language teaching and learning in the public system at all levels.
H.E. Anne Sophie AVÉ, Ambassador of France to Ghana, in her address stated that the agreement was meant to reaffirm their commitment to equitable popularization of the French language in Ghana’s educational system, especially in promoting STEM.
She noted that a new French curriculum for Science, Mathematics, Home Economics, Agriculture, Visual Arts subjects, dubbed “non-specialist SHS” will be developed for non-General Arts students in Senior High Schools (SHSs).
This Anne Sophie AVÉ said will afford them the opportunity to study French in their area of specialisation.
She outlined some of the major activities being undertaken as Drafting of a French-as-a-Foreign Language textbook for primary and middle schools; Reinforcement of the initial training of future French teachers in the six Colleges of Education that train them in Ghana; Creation of languages labs in the 6 Colleges of Education; Semester abroad in France for the 8 best students of Colleges of Education; Continuing education and training for 200 teachers in 2019 and 2020 of the Regional Centres for the Teaching of French (CREF).