The central government in due course will limit the elective subjects studied by Junior High School (JHS) students in the country who cannot read or write, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum disclosed on Tuesday.
Dr Adutwum in his address at the STEM education stakeholder meeting held in Accra said the intervention is aimed at ensuring that students at Junior High School are able to, at least, read and write by the time they complete school.
“It is worrying and unacceptable that students who cannot read or write are still given many elective subjects to do in school, then focusing on literacy and writing skills courses,” the Education Minister stated as quoted by Daily Graphic.
He said the country’s current education system does not favour some students adding that it is better to offer those students who cannot read or write additional literacy courses than being offered additional elective courses.
“It is better to offer students who cannot read or write additional literacy courses than being offered additional elective courses which do not help them to read or write,” the teaching Minister told stakeholders at the meeting.
“Why is that student who cannot read being offered additional courses? Dr Yaw Adutwum quizzed saying that “There will be interventions for those who cannot read or cannot write. Their electives subjects will be reduced consequently.”