The Pragmatic Quiz; A Call For Action.

Wed, 4 Feb 2015 Source: Alugnoa, Desmond Nsobila

Education is given in totality; therefore it must entail learning through training and

problem solving, considering language and effective public speaking skills and above all

behaviour in the direction of care and share. Ghanaian education has since not created

enough avenues for children to fully practice these model. There are limited activities

that aid pupil to gain exposure and self-confidence, such as speak and prize giving days,

quizzes and debates are not common among public basic schools. Thus the curriculum

does not have adequate platforms for self-discovery.

Poor level of integration among basic schools in Ghana is another setback; Apart from interschool sporting

activities, there are no general educational activities that bring together basic schools on

the same platform to compete among themselves

The pragmatic quiz is a quiz program designed to improve participant’s performance in

the following subject areas, mathematics, English, Science, ICT and Citizenship education.

the programme provides a more sustainable plat form of building knowledge and

increasing levels of enlightenment among young people at the basic levels of education

in Ghana and above all make them familiarise themselves with all topics necessary for

progress in their academic life. Passionate of making a change, we bring the pupil from rural schools to contest with their colleagues from the cities to help equip them for the Basic Education Certificate Examination.

With Citizenship ship education; I believe that the quality of the Ghanaian citizen is

mainly depended on knowing the rights and responsibilities of the individual and making

them part of that individual’s life. Young people have a remarkable ability of adapting to what

they are being taught and making it part of their lives at the playgrounds, class rooms

and even at home. This means that teaching the child to understand the constitution of

Ghana would improve on the knowledge of the rule of law and this will help us build a

society of devoted and patriotic citizens.

English language, mathematics and integrated science are the key subjects that form the

foundation of secondary education and hence there is the need to make the people

understand very well these subjects before they enter senior high school, which is what the quiz programme is focused on.

In this programme, we create scenarios which make the children argue among

themselves and come to a logical conclusion with this they hardly forget what they learnt. Our hope is that, Ghanaians and non-citizens who are willing to cause a change in the future of children will join us in this quest.


Alugnoa, Desmond Nsobila

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