Gambia: What is wrong with our education system?

Quality education is the cornerstone of any modern society. A quality education enables individuals to realize their full potential, thus contributing significantly to any active and productive society.

In fact, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 place a strong emphasis on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education to promote lifelong learning opportunities.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Banjul Office, announced in a dispatch the release of the results of the West African Postgraduate Certificate Examination (WASSCE) 2022 for school applicants.

According to the figures, a total of six hundred and five (605) candidates (3.94%) obtained credits in five subjects and more, including English language and mathematics. By gender, 316 (5.00%) male applicants had five or more credits in which English language and mathematics are included, while 289 (3.20%) female applicants had five or more credits in which English language and mathematics were included. math was included.

Based on the figures presented, it is easy to conclude that the country’s education system is collapsing in view of the performance of the students.

The ministry must do a lot to ensure that the country’s primary education, as a foundation, receives the attention it deserves.

Securing a solid foundation is key to any business. The Gambia once had a strong and solid primary education, but it seems that those gains are quickly running out.

Education is the cornerstone of all development. Therefore, the government must invest in education if the country is to have a good future.

This year’s result is not only worrying, but speaks volumes about the erosion of the country’s education sector.

Parents must also develop a keen interest in the development and learning of their children.

The government should do what it takes to promote the welfare of teachers. Many teachers are now leaving the field due to a lack of motivation and other commitments.

The government should prioritize early childhood and primary education because everything starts from there. We owe it to the future of this country to prepare a solid foundation in education for future generations.

Remember, former President of the United States Benjamin Franklin once said, “To fail to plan is to plan to fail.”