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Byline: Dr. Kwame Osei
I was shocked but not totally surprised to see that more than 50% of Ghanaian children failed the recent BECE examinations.
As a country that is supposed to be going forward we (government officials, parents, teachers, society at large) should be absolutely appalled by this development and hang our heads in shame.
With all the apparent changes and developments that have been made in the field of education it is totally unacceptable that more than 50% of students should fail BASIC exams.
There are many reasons why this is the case that more than 50% of our children are failing exams and the essence of this article is to explain some of these reasons for our children not doing too well at school.
The first reason is that as a country we have a two-tier education system. The first tier is the state schools many of which are inadequately resourced and the second tier is the international schools that are highly resourced.
It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that the schools with the most resources …