Renowned Ghanaian Educationist, Anis Haffar, has noted that the new educational curriculum is aimed at making Ghanaian students critical thinkers, both on paper and practically.
He said the curriculum is focused on highlighting standards and competencies of students.
He noted the time has come for teaching and learning in the country to move from the concrete and into the abstract.
“The essence of education is to do something we have never done before,” he stressed.
According to Anis Haffar, an abstract method of teaching and learning takes into high consideration the contributions of students; and in the process helps students build up their confidence and develop their skills and talents.
He said it is important for students to receive quality education because it contributes to long life and wellness.
“Education has to serve a certain purpose for you; it must help build your confidence, develop your mastery, self-fulfilment and actualization in the society in which you live,” he explained.
He said students must also be empowered to take responsibility for their learning, by improving teacher-student and parent engagements; encouraging them to use the internet and ask questions.
Mr Anis Haffar made these comments on Healthy Morning, speaking with the host, Bright Nana Kwasi Amaning.