Deputy Education Minister in-charge of Basic and Secondary Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has disclosed government’s plan to commence creative arts oriented secondary schools in Ghana as a means to diversify the Ghana educational curriculum.
According to Dr Adutwum, the siting of arts schools within Ghana’s second-cycle schools is one of the essential areas in building positive mindsets among the youth.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Tuesday, Dr Adutwum described arts as the best form of expressing one’s self-confidence and ability and will help to develop more talents in Ghana.
“Government is focused on developing education in Ghana to attain the world’s standard and as part of this; we are working on building eight science and creative arts-oriented schools in Ghana,” he stated.
“There will be an inauguration of the committee in charge of the Creative Arts schools on Thursday [June 13] with MUSIGA [Musicians Union of Ghana] and the Creative Arts Ministry on board. These schools will be fully furnished and students will be auditioned to gain admission into these schools,” he added.
Dr Adutwum added that this new initiative is to assist students in their acquisition of artistic and aesthetic experiences, knowledge, skills, all of which contribute to students’ total personal development.