UW: Sissali Education in UEW? Why not SDD-UBIDS?

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Sissala Education became officially approved for study in University of Education, Winneba During the 2021/2022 Academic Year.

The Development made several people overwhelmed due to the fact that two indeginous languages will be taught and studied in schools within the Upper West Region.

With a Regional Population of 901,502 based on the 2021 population and housing census, the Sissala Area which includes Parts Wa East, Sissala East, Sissala West and Part of Lambussie with have its culture and language studied and examined in schools with all parts of the country, proposals are in place with the program to be offered in Some Senior High Schools including Kanton SHS, Hilla Liman Senior High, Lambussie Community Day SHS and Funsi SHS.

Almost all Basic Schools in the Sissala Areas are expected to teach the subject in order to formally enlighten indigenes on culture of the area including their Language.

Currently, the University of Education, Winneba is the Only University Accredited to Train Students in Sissali Education, a development that may affect the vision of producing at least 100 Sissali Education Teachers in the Next 5 years.

Dagaare is offered at the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies(SDD-UBIDS) to Make it Accessible, if Sissali Education were to be introduced in the University, it will go a long way to improve and increase enrollment. A Diploma program should also be introduced on Sissali Education for Some students who have challenges in funding themselves through degree to be able to start with a 2-year program.

Meanwhile the Member of Parliament for Sissala West, Hon. Mohammed Sukparu pledged to support students willing to offer the program.

Source: Upperwestmedia.net

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