Homeschooling in Ghana
Most Ghanaians are yet to really embrace the concept of homeschooling and only the traditional forms of learning are accepted by most people. There are a lot of people who do not believe in homeschooling but we believe that people simply have not understood what it is all about.
Homeschooling, also known as home education, is the education of children at home or a variety of places other than the traditional school environment. Home education is usually conducted by a parent, tutor or an online teacher. You can begin homeschooling at any time, even in the middle of the school year, you can draw your own schedule and you can have your own academic calendar. If you are not sure how to go about all this, please contact us. You don’t need to take this journey on your own and you should definitely have the support and guidance of people who have been there.
Every parent can aid their children to learn and make it a lot of fun! If you’ve never had an experience with it, now’s the best time to start with the kids. We would like to encourage you to use Bible stories to enrich your children’s Homeschool experience. Also, boost their creativity by letting them play with playdough among other things. You can also join our African homeschoolers platform on Facebook, where we share ideas and strategies.
Is Homeschooling Legal in Ghana?
Homeschooling is not legal in Ghana. And I’ll explain why in a bit. Homeschoolers in Ghana do not need to register under the Ghana Education Service (GES) but they must be affiliated to a private institution, according to the Education Act 2008. The Education Act 1961 also states similar clauses. Homeschooling is currently not legal in Ghana, and there are no laws or regulations specifically governing it. Read more about this in the article below.
What goes into Homeschooling?
Homeschooling, also known as home education, is the education of children at home or a variety of places other than school. Home education is usually conducted by a parent, tutor, or an online teacher. Homeschooled students appear smarter in the end due to their ability to adapt to situations or topics, ask pertinent questions and then answer their own questions through learning. Homeschoolers are lifelong learners. Regular school students mostly do not get a deep view of a topic and sometimes do not get the necessary attention they need. Remember to join our African homeschoolers platform on Facebook where we share ideas and strategies. You can also join our Whatsapp or Telegram groups by first contacting us.
Does Homeschooling require a designated classroom?
Getting a designated classroom for your homeschooling will be the best decision to make if you are planning to do this for some years. A great setup will help condition your child’s mind for success in their education. It can be a separate room or just a corner in a room. Depending on your budget, you can even build an extension attached to your house if all the rooms are occupied. An experienced building engineer can make this happen within your budget.
You should consider homeschooling if you are ready for it or have an interest in it. Remember to pass on the knowledge of God to your children as you homeschool them. If you are planning to Homeschool and you don’t know how to go about it, or maybe you are already homeschooling and you need help with the following 4 major areas of homeschooling (Homeschool Curriculum with Weekly Schedule, Homeschool Classroom Setup and Resources, Homeschool Focus Monitoring, Homeschool Examination and Cumulative Record Keeping), don’t hesitate to contact us for help in our Homeschool Help programme.