Veteran Ghanaian media personality, Captain Smart has stated boldly that instead of encouraging his children to read the bible, he would rather get them good novels to read.
While speaking about the shamp educational system in the country, the ABN broadcaster said it’s inappropriate for parents to encourage their wards to read the bible instead of getting them innovative books that can enlighten them and force them to think deeply.
“I will never encourage my child to read the Bible while I can get him or her to read novels and other psychological and human development novels,” he said.
This comes after a video of primary students studying ICT with drawings of keyboards and other computer peripherals on their desks went viral on the internet.
“How can you build a nation this way? What future are we establishing for these kids? While their mates elsewhere are used to Artificial Intelligence, and other sophisticated technologies, ours don’t even have any knowledge about the common parts of a computer,” he stated.
Captain Smart was held a contrary view that the kids need to be pushed to be creative and use their minds properly.
“We must push our kids to read wide. We must ensure they use their brains to develop creatively instead of limiting them to religion.
“Education, both formal and informal, is always the key to unlocking one’s talents thus if the educational sector of an economy is running down, then the future of the economy will be jeopardized,” he said.