Passionate and selfless educator whose focus and concern greatly lies on the upbringing of children in the area of academics, Mrs. Eugenia Tachie-Menson has called for the need to link classroom lessons to field work.
Eugenia Tachie Menson who is the CEO for Young Educators Foundation(YEF) has for over a decade now pioneered spelling competition to promote education in Ghana especially among children through her flagship program “ The spelling bee”.
Mrs. Eugenia Tachie-Menson is of the view that, the country will benefit from educating the youth by bridging the gap between classroom lessons and fieldwork.
According to her ”it is only in Ghana that a science student thinks that science is only linked to Medicine but they should be made to understand that science can also be linked to makeup because chemicals will be mixed to get a skin tone and the implications as well”.
Mrs. Eugenia Tachie-Menson who was speaking to Kobi-Hemaa Osisiadan-Bekoe on Homebase TV’s Morning Show ‘Eboboba’ announced that despite the challenges faced in the organization of the 11th edition of the Spelling Bee, the competition will still hold as existing sponsors have promised to give them the needed support.
She also entreated parents to speak their dialect with their children at home and not just depend on language teachers in school to teach them as speaking the language frequently will help them understand it much better.
“As parents, if we’re not speaking the language with them, we are turning them into what I call ‘mono-linguals’. All they do is speak a form of English and that’s it so that even when they actually meet an English person there’s a problem in communication” she stated.
Source; Abigail N.K Tetteh / hbtvghana.com