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Cultural Education Unit

The Cultural Education Unit is mandated to preserve the Ghanaian cultural heritage.

VISION
To inculcate the spirit of nationalism and belongingness among the Ghanaian youth through meaningful cultural education programmes.

MISSION

  • To make Ghanaian children appreciate the core principles and ideals upon which an entire community exists and relies upon for existence and harmonious relationship.
  • To use culture to shapes Ghanaian people into who they are as they gain knowledge, learn the language, symbols, values, norms, customs, and traditions.
  • To assist Ghanaian children to identify their root as they journey into the new world.
  • Using culture to foster graduate employment among the youth

DISCIPLINES UNDER CULTURAL EDUCATION UNIT

  • Music (choral)
  • Drum language
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry recitals
  • Exhibition of Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Art works
  • Cook Art,
  • Fashion design (with fashion show)
  • Art work

FUNCTIONS

  • To monitor and direct the teaching of culture in the pre-tertiary schools
  • To organize workshops or seminars for teachers in connection with teaching of culturally related subjects.
  • To foster close links and collaboration with other institutions or agencies of cultural interest.
  • Preparing school children by taking them through a series of rehearsals for the annual 6thMarch Independence Anniversary Celebration and awards.
  • Organization of Technical committee meetings annually to plan for festival of Arts and Culture and other culturally related programmes.
  • Organizing a biannual Festival of Arts and Culture for Basic and Second Cycle schools which rotate from one region to another.
  • Document and inform GES management on best practices, lessons and success stories for management decision making.
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ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The Unit successfully prepared school children through series of rehearsals for a successful annual 6thMarch Independence Anniversary Celebration and awards.
  • In April, 2019, the Unit received sponsorship from Promasidor Ghana Ltd. (BRANDONGA) to support Cook Art Competition in the second cycle institutions which offer home Economics. The competition is organized for students in second cycle schools offering Vocational and Technical programmes.  The third edition of the grand finale saw Akwamuman SHS winning the ultimate, followed by Aburi Girls’ SHS, Mfantsiman Girls’ SHS, Archbishop Potter Girls SHS and Konongo Odumasi SHS. 
  • After a three-year culinary competition, there have been improvement in Home Economics in the West Africa Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).