Rapper Guru has taken a swipe at the educational system in Ghana.

According to him, students are made to learn, pass and forget without gaining any practical knowledge in schools.

Lectures based on theories alone, the rapper explained, has the tendency to make students “weak” when they are placed in a practical environment.

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Guru added that, he deferred in the University in his second year after he realised it was more fruitful to be on the field than resort to concepts in the lecture hall.

I wrote BECE in my first year at Junior High School (JHS) and I moved to SHS. So my seniors at John Teye school became my juniors at Apam SHS. It takes lots of studies to get there. I could beat my mates though I wasn’t always by my book.

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“We lack lots of things. We practice few. We don’t have the accoutrement to learn. We do more theory we don’t practice. That’s why our technology side is weak. It’s not because the kids can’t learn. It’s because the things to aid learning aren’t there. So they ‘chew’ and pour. The schools that practice are the private schools,” he said on Adom FM‘s Entertainment Hall, hosted by Mike 2.

Guru said he believes “lack of funds and the government not paying attention” are the reasons Ghana’s educational system is frail.

Source: Adomonline.com | Dennis K. Adu