[lg policy] Ghana: A three-day workshop on foreign language policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 27 15:34:59 UTC 2012

Koforidua, June 26, GNA - A three-day workshop on foreign language
policy, organized by the Ministry of Education has ended in

The programme, which was sponsored by the French Embassy in Ghana, was
on the theme: The importance of making foreign language a priority in
the development of an emerging country.
Mr Lee Ocran, Minister of Education, in a speech read on his behalf,
said Ghanaians have since independence expressed keen interest in
learning French as second foreign language.

That is not to say that the other foreign languages like Arabic,
Spanish or Madarin, widely spoken all over the world are less
important, he said.</p>
Mr Ocran said the government was placing emphasis on the learning of a
second foreign language to promote technology, science, culture and a
technical know-how, adding “these are tools of
This is the real reason why the Ministry of Education attaches so much
importance to teaching and learning of foreign languages and therefore
wants a second look at the policy”.</p>

Ms Benedicta Naana Biney, Director General of the Ghana Education
Service GES), has called for a review of educational policies to
enhance teaching and learning in schools.</p>
She said the GES was appreciative of the French government’s
incessant financial, logistical and technical support towards the
promotion of teaching and learning of French language in Junior and
Senior High Schools since its introduction into the school system.</p>

Mr Frederic Clavier, French Ambassador, in a statement read on his
behalf, said the French Embassy would continue to support the teaching
and learning of French in Ghana.</p>


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