The Ghana Education Service through the National Council for Curriculum Assessment has approved Gurune as a Ghanaian language to be taught in schools. Gurune is a language spoken by the Frafra people in the Upper East Region.
A letter signed by the Director General of GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa to the Upper East Regional GES director stated that NaCCA is therefore in a process of developing the appropriate teaching and learning materials for Kindergarten and Lower Primary Schools.
The advocacy for Gurune to be taught in schools over the years was unsuccessful until now. One key person who has been championing this advocacy is a professor of Linguistics at the University of Education, Winneba, Ephraim Aveah Nsoh, a native of the Upper East region.
Speaking to A1 Radio, Prof. Aveah could not hide his excitement over the approval of the language to be studied and taught in schools.
He has therefore called for a concerted effort from stakeholders, and opinion leaders for the sustainability of the language.
“We need the communities, the chiefs, groups like BONABOTO, Terabuureyela, and district assemblies to try and support the full implementation of the language for study in schools.”
He commended the Upper East Regional Director, Edward Azure for taking up measures on how the Gurune language can be studied especially in its spoken areas of the region.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Bolgatanga|Ghana