With the induction of 100,000 graduates under the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) at the Black Star Square in Accra, there have been questions about the various modules under the programme and what it means to the development of the country.
Educate Ghana is one of the seven modules under NABCO. Graduate teachers who have been recruited under this module will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). There has been an increasing call for a focus on STEM by experts in the educational sector, including government officials. Recruits under the Educate Ghana module will also teach other subjects that are relevant in primary and secondary schools nationwide.
According to the government, due to the increase of early childhood facilities and how it now fits into basic education, NABCO trainees with an upgrade of skills stand a chance of getting permanent jobs in kindergartens and preschools.
In terms of technology, workers under this module are obligated to apply their skills in areas such as: library and archival, nonformal education programmes, digital and mobile libraries programme.
The Ministry of Education has reviewed its ongoing programmes and made relevant inputs in the recruitment of trainees under the Educate Ghana module.
With the challenges bedeviling the quality of teaching in some of Ghana’s schools, it is our hope that Educate Ghana does not only solve the problem of graduate unemployment but becomes a solution to the quality of students who pass through Ghana’s educational system.