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CNC holds visual arts quiz in the Eastern Region

By
Bertha Badu-Agyei, GNA

Koforidua, June 30,
GNA – Madam Gifty Opoku, head of second cycle schools of the Ghana Education
Service (GES) in the Eastern Region has called for recognition of art education
to encourage and support more students in the area.

According to her,
the Education Ministry needs to recognise that the skills developed through
visual arts experiences helps to promote problem solving, creativity,
observation and communication as well as critical thinking which is necessary
for national development.

Madam Opoku said
this at the Senior High Schools Visual Arts Quiz competition organised by the
Eastern Regional Centre for National Culture at Koforidua.

The theme for the
occasion was, ‘’rekindling the youth towards the development to visual arts for
nation building.”

Participating
schools included; New Juaben Senior High, Okuapeman Senior High School, Mamfe
Methodist Girls, Mount Sinai Senior High School, Oti-Boateng Senior High
School, Pope John’s Senior High School , Oyoko Methodist Girls’ Senior High
School and Ghana Senior High school.

She urged the
Ministry to put more emphasis on art shows, special exhibition competitions and
camps as a way of nurturing and harnessing raw art talents found among the youth
pursuing visual arts programmes.

The Regional
Director of the CNC, Mr Stephen Sedofu explained that the programme was to
motivate the youth to develop and promote the creative industry for them to be
self-employed.

He said it was sad
that despite the critical role arts and creativity played in the socio-economic
development, little attention was given to that industry to the extent that
even those who studied visual arts as a programme in secondary schools were
perceived to be academically dull.

According to him,
the perception about visual arts and for that matter  technical and vocational education training
(TVET) must be changed through some of such programmes to motivate the few
students who ventured into arts at the secondary schools as well as to attract
those who had the skills to embrace TVET.    

GNA                           

CNC holds visual
arts quiz in the Eastern Region

By
Bertha Badu-Agyei, GNA

Koforidua, June 30,
GNA – Madam Gifty Opoku, head of second cycle schools of the Ghana Education
Service (GES) in the Eastern Region has called for recognition of art education
to encourage and support more students in the area.

According to her,
the Education Ministry needs to recognise that the skills developed through
visual arts experiences helps to promote problem solving, creativity,
observation and communication as well as critical thinking which is necessary
for national development.

Madam Opoku said
this at the Senior High Schools Visual Arts Quiz competition organised by the
Eastern Regional Centre for National Culture at Koforidua.

The theme for the
occasion was, ‘’rekindling the youth towards the development to visual arts for
nation building.”

Participating
schools included; New Juaben Senior High, Okuapeman Senior High School, Mamfe
Methodist Girls, Mount Sinai Senior High School, Oti-Boateng Senior High
School, Pope John’s Senior High School , Oyoko Methodist Girls’ Senior High
School and Ghana Senior High school.

She urged the
Ministry to put more emphasis on art shows, special exhibition competitions and
camps as a way of nurturing and harnessing raw art talents found among the youth
pursuing visual arts programmes.

The Regional
Director of the CNC, Mr Stephen Sedofu explained that the programme was to
motivate the youth to develop and promote the creative industry for them to be
self-employed.

He said it was sad
that despite the critical role arts and creativity played in the socio-economic
development, little attention was given to that industry to the extent that
even those who studied visual arts as a programme in secondary schools were
perceived to be academically dull.

According to him,
the perception about visual arts and for that matter  technical and vocational education training
(TVET) must be changed through some of such programmes to motivate the few
students who ventured into arts at the secondary schools as well as to attract
those who had the skills to embrace TVET.    

GNA                           

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