Ga Chief Bares Teeth As GES Attempts To Phase Out Ga Language From Schools

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In Graphic Online publication, the Oyibi Gonten Mantse, Nii Bortey Kofi Frankwa II, has called on the Ministry of Education to enforce compliance and ensure that all basic schools in the Greater Accra Region study the Ga language. 

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His comment comes after the Ghana Education Service (GES) reveals because of the unavailability of Ga teachers, the language will no longer be taught in schools in Accra any longer.

The move has angered a lot of the indigenes and that’s what is being echoed by the chief who spoke to the Daily Graphic in an interview. He said some of the schools had based their decision to phase out the teaching of Ga as a Ghanaian language on the difficulty or inability to get qualified Ga language teachers to teach the subject.

“We have seen that gradually, some basic schools in the Oyibi area and other parts of the region are not offering the Ga language anymore because of the lack of qualified teachers to take pupils through the subject, so we would like to seek the government’s intervention to correct this anomaly with immediate effect,” he said.

He further added that the teaching of the Ga language in schools was one way of preserving the heritage of the Ga State.

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