Career Opportunity for Ghanaian Youth: An Evaluation of Jewellery Subject under Visual Art Programme in Senior High Schools in Ghana
AbstractThe purpose of the study was to evaluate the Jewellery subject in Senior High Schools in Ghana to ascertain the career opportunity in jewellery for Ghanaian youth. The study adopted the Mixed Methods Research approach with descriptive and document analysis as the research method used. The findings of the study show that jewellery students are not able to practise as jewellers after their studies, because the content of the jewellery subjects and its associated exercises does not correspond to the skills one is required to become a jeweller. Coupled with the fact that the teachers who teach the jewellery are mostly not professional jewellers, which therefore limit the kind of practical jewellery that they can teach the students. Although the motivating factor for introducing jewellery is good, however, the rhetorics of the government that she wants students to acquire skills in jewellery making does not support the reality on the ground.
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