Reverend Dr Joyce Aryee, Founder of Salt and Light Ministries, has noted that education is not only about examinations but more importantly about how the student uses the knowledge acquired to address problems in the society.
She said some students only prepare for exams and forget afterwards, making it difficult to excel in the corporate market.
She urged them to learn hard to solve problems and make an impact in the society for the benefit of all.
Dr. Aryee said this at the launch of the 10 anniversary of the Spelling Bee Competition in Accra on the theme: “Equipping the Ghanaian Student for the World Stage.”
The event was organised by the Young Educators Foundation with support from Indomie Instant Noodles, DSTV, Rufus, Ecobank, Voltic, Muscatella and Blue Knights Limited.
She noted that, teachers play an important role in the development of student’s performance, saying it is imperative for teachers to encourage students to develop the habit of reading to improve their vocabulary.
Dr. Aryee said the emergence of social media has affected reading habits of some students because they spend more time on their phones to the detriment of their studies and urged parents to take keen interest on the activities of their wards.
She urged students to inculcate the habit of reading since it gives them better opportunity to acquire knowledge, learn from others, gives different perspectives to things they already know, and build a solid foundation for effective communication.
She called for development of libraries where students could read quality books and enhance their knowledge adding that through education, students could avoid social vices and put the country on the path of development, progress and peace.