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This is Just How Much the Universities, Colleges and School in Ghana Do not Understand Education

26th February 2022 By Nationton Republic Education

If we want to progress as a nation, we should have a powerful proactive education system which responds to the problems of the nation and provides effective solutions in time for the country. Unfortunately, the universities and colleges in Ghana do produce students who graduate still ignorant of how to solve the real-world problems of the country. It is really hard to tell the difference between people who have completed university and those who did not attend any university because the graduates do not show to have any special problem solving-capabilities that those who did not attend university do not have. Except that those who completed university have certificates and degrees to hunt for jobs, it almost makes no difference whether or not a person completed university or college. Today, I tell you how the schools, universities and colleges do not understand education. Also, I will tell you some of the things expected of good education:


The Misunderstanding of the Universities, Colleges and Schools in Ghana:

  1. They precondition students to think that education is for job hunting rather than for problem solving.
  2. They reduce education to writing notes for students to copy instead of joining the students as a team to figure out how to solve the real-word problems of the country. So when students go to the classrooms, they have it in their minds that they are going to copy notes rather than going to acquire from among themselves what they need to solve problems.
  3. What the schools do when they say they are providing education is that they make it easier for employers to choose employees.
  4. The certificates and degrees they give to graduates tell us who was obedient to teachers and those who were smart with books not who mastered the ability to solve problems.
  5. Their students graduate after years of schooling still not knowing what problem is killing the nation.
  6. Their students study without knowing which real-world problem they are trying to solve.
  7. Their students discuss examination not real-world problems. Their students are concerned about how difficult an examination was not how effective they may be in solving real-world problems.



  8. Their students measure their capabilities and performance in terms of passing examination and not in terms of being able to solve real-world problems.
  9. Their students are satisfied to have excellent grades even if that does not connote having any ability to solve real-world problems.
  10. After graduation, their graduates complain about not having jobs not about not having the needed knowledge and skill for solving real-world problems.
  11. Their students know the books but they do not know the real-world problems of the country; they pass examinations but they do not solve real-world problems of the country; they obtain certificates and degrees but they do not have any extraordinary achievement in solving the real-world problems of the country.
  12. Their education has become like a pattern or tradition that people should follow to attain recognition and the recognition for following the pattern has become the goal for which people pursue the education. So, their students graduate from the schools having recognition that they have graduated from the schools but not having the power that education gives problem solvers.
  13. The education they offer is handicapped and is not a match for the problems that the country faces.


If students who graduate from the university do not solve real-world problems, then how useful is the education they had?


This is what is expected of good education:

  1. We need students who see real-world problems and quickly get idea what to do to solve the problems and actually go ahead to pursue solution towards solving the real-world problems.
  2. We need students who are able to create solutions, maintain the solutions and advance the solutions to match and defeat the complex real-world problems that the country faces.
  3. We need students who have it in their mind as something they truly understand, accept and believe that the purpose of pursuing education is to acquire the ability to effectively solve real-world problems.
  4. We need students who because they know that education is to help develop them into efficient problem solvers, continue to evaluate themselves how successful they have been in acquiring problem solving capabilities and how effective the education has been in helping them attain the problem-solving capabilities.
  5. We need students who measure their academic performance in terms of how effectively they are able to solve real-world problems and not just in terms of how many grade A’s they get for written examinations.
  6. We need students who have passion for tackling and solving real-world problems and who actually make it their goal to solve real-word problems efficiently.
  7. We need students who know what real-world problem they want to solve and for which reason they have chosen to study a particular course in school.
  8. We need students who have been able to figure out what problem is killing the country and who are pursuing education in attempt to solve that problem.
  9. We need students whose graduation is an advancement of the country’s solution making not those whose graduation is an increment of the burden of the country.
  10. We need education that is an institution for problem solving not an education that produces job seekers.
  11. Let each student have it as his or her goal to solve at least one real-world problem by the time he or she graduates from the schools, then every year, the country will enjoy many solutions created and will continue to have it solutions get advanced.


My name is Kyei Osei Yaw; I am the same one called Nation Kyei Long-Freeman and I am for the progress of the country.


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