Nana Konadu Bemoans Instability In Educational Structure

Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has lamented the wastage involved in modifying the country�s JSS and SSS education structure without allowing it time to fully mature. She said the JSS and SSS system was introduced to replace an educational system that had deteriorated and collapsed due to the poor state of the country in the run up to 1979. Nana Konadu said: ��having introduced the JSS system, it should have been allowed to run for at least 20 years with corrective mechanisms to improve lapses as we go along. As changes were made in 2005 or 2006, a very critical look at the curriculum should have been taken. There was absolutely no need to change names.� Addressing the launch of the SRC week celebrations of the University of Education, Winneba, Mrs. Rawlings said: �Some historians are doing a disservice to this country by not bringing out the truth about the political, social and economic history of this country for young people to know where we have come from and be part of where we are going. Nana Konadu also called on students not to fall for the allures of cheap political influences that corrupt the youth but encourage bipartisan discourse that respects individual political dispensations. Below please find the full text of her address: ADDRESS BY NANA KONADU AGYEMAN-RAWLINGS, FORMER FIRST LADY AND PRESIDENT OF THE 31ST DECEMBER WOMEN�S MOVEMENT AT THE LAUNCH OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION SRC WEEK � WINNEBA, APRIL 11, 2012