The National Secretary of the Ghana Association of Business Education Teachers (GABET), Joseph Adanptey, has called on government to get the Ghana Education Service to introduce more business related courses at the basic levels, to get more younger students embracing entrepreneurship and business related courses.

According to him, once students at the basic level get interested in this area many of them will end up selecting business related courses at the secondary school and tertiary levels.

Mr. Adanptey was speaking at the 27th annual national conference and workshop held at the University for Development Studies, Navrongo Campus in the Upper East Region.

The conference brought together business courses teachers from second cycle institutions across the country to look at some of the challenges facing business programmes and the way forward after secondary school.

Mr. Adanptey noted that, one of the major reasons the association decided to hold the conference was the need to ensure that business students, after completing their secondary education are given the equal opportunity to pursue the nursing profession.

“…the nursing colleges continue to deny business students the opportunity to pursue the nursing profession. The fight to ensure that they are given the right to be admitted into the nursing colleges is far from over. We hope to use every possible means to continue fighting still business students are accepted nationwide to pursue their profession either as nurses or any other related field.” He explained.

He however added that, despite the challenges business teachers are facing, they will strive to produce quality business – minded students to propel the country’s economy in the future.

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Meanwhile, the Upper East Regional Minister, Tangoba Abayage who was at the conference, challenged business teachers to start making the business courses flexible as that will encourage students to enroll into the programme.

According to her, business teachers have to periodically organizing refreshers courses for themselves as that will help them update their knowledge and skills which will enable them to meet the current educational trend.

“I equally challenge you to write professional courses to serve as motivation to your students. Also, organise seminars and field trips for your students to enable them appreciate the advantages that accrue in pursuing business education.” She added.

Source: | Moses Apiah | Ghana




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