The Ministry of Education (MoE) in partnership with the France government this year will introduce a new french curriculum for non-General Arts students in all Senior High schools to study the French language.
Speaking at a meeting, the Minister for Education, Dr Adutwum said the french curriculum under the Project of Reinforcement of French language and Francophonie in Ghana (PROFF) is to promote the teaching and learning of French and its usage in Ghana.
“Ghana’s ultimate goal was to establish a model bilingual school with a fully equipped language laboratory, a library and a qualified teaching staff, noting that it would be the beginning of a new generation of bilingual Ghanaian entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, medical doctors, diplomats, market negotiators, etc. who will be ready to practice anywhere in the world,” Adutwum stated.
France Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Anne Sophie AVÉ in her address said the new curriculum for Science, Mathematics, Home Economics, Agriculture, Visual Arts subjects will popularize the French language in Ghana’s educational system.
She indicated the French Embassy will support Ghana in promoting the French language within its borders to reinforce its link with its direct and indirect neighbours of the West African region.
Anne Sophie 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).