Let’s Instill Critical Thinking in Students

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, has expressed the need to instill critical thinking in the current Ghanaian students. He said, critical thinking was fast eroding from students discourse.   He made this call when the leadership of Ghana Universities Debate Association paid a courtesy call to inform him of the forthcoming National Debate to be hosted by the University of Cape Coast. Prof. Oduro indicated that currently, debate on national issues has been personalised and not based on issues. “Whenever, debate becomes personalised and not based on issues, we don’t get to the bottom of such issues for solutions to be found,” he added. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor noted that when teaching becomes learner-centered, then we would be moving education in our country forward. He therefore assured that UCC would put in every effort to host the event. Leader of the group, Anthonio Asinyo, appealed for the institutionalization of the Debate Society in the UCC to attract the needed support. The team from the Association included David Atakpa Johnston, Thomas Osei Kwame Nimo and Thelma Bawa. Present at the meeting were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; Ag. Director, Directorate of Academic Affairs; Junior Assistant Registrar at the Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Mr. Nasir Y. Entsie and Junior Assistant Registrar, Documentation and Information Section, Ms. Angela A. S. Ofori.