L & A Memorial Academy Ghana Could You Help 5/6J Answer These Questions?

As we cross our fingers and wait to see if L & A Memorial Academy Ghana will be sharing their cultural learning with us at 5/6J. The grade while sending questions to New Zealand prepared some for Ghana hoping the students would comment on our blog.

Our Questions are:

* How long has English been a focus in Ghana?

* How did the Government come up with the National Anthem?

* How safe is it to live in Ghana?

* Is there a story behind the National Anthem of Ghana?

* What is Ghana’s curriculum made up of?

* How many different types of Schools are in Ghana and what types of subjects are taught?

* Are the schools in Ghana similar to ours?

* What is the significance of the Ghana flag?

* What does the colors of the Ghana flag represent?

* How widespread is English spoke in Ghana?

Any help you could give us on answering any of these questions would be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to reading some comments from Ghana.

  One thought on “L & A Memorial Academy Ghana Could You Help 5/6J Answer These Questions?

  1. Kenenth Nani
    July 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I am so glad to see these questions and I am going to help with some answers.

    • Christable Arthur Wereko
      July 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      I am glad to be here and to share ideas with my dear students out there.

  2. Kenenth Nani
    July 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    How long has English been a focus in Ghana?

    English has been a focus in Ghana since our colonial masters. They come to Ghana speaking English and the citizens in Ghana has to learn and practice the speaking of the English language and now is one of the languages that we Learn in school.

  3. Christable Arthur Wereko
    July 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    How did the Government come up with the National Anthem?

    Please the National Anthem of Ghana The current text was chosen some time after the 1966 coup in Ghana. Mr. Philip Gbeho’s text which was discarded at that time started with:

    Lord God our Father we pray thee,
    Be thou our guide in all our ways,
    May we united together, proclaim the dawn of our new day!
    Children of Ghana arise and uphold your cause
    And blaze the trail of freedom far and wide,
    O God our Father harken to our call
    and bring us peace here in our father land.

    Current lyric

    The current lyric which has been in use since the 1970s was written by a student Michael Kwame Gbordzoe within the framework of a national competition, and is accompanied by Ghana’s National Pledge.

    Thus, the lyric of Ghana’s National Anthem is as follows:
    God bless our homeland Ghana

    And make our nation great and strong,
    Bold to defend forever
    The cause of Freedom and of Right;
    Fill our hearts with true humility,
    Make us cherish fearless honesty,
    And help us to resist oppressors’ rule
    With all our will and might for evermore.

  4. Martin Owusu Yeboah
    July 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    How many different types of Schools are in Ghana and what types of subjects are taught?

    Please in Ghana we have two different types of schools. The Private Owned by individuals. and the Public ( Government schools).

    The number of subjects that we do study here in Ghana,

    Students in lover grade study different subjects, Upper grade ie. grade 4 to 6 also study different subject. The grade 7 to 9 also have different subjects. Students at High school and the Universities also pursue different subjects.

    For instance in our school

    Grade 7- 9 students study the following subjects:

    English Language
    French Language
    Twi /Ghanaian Language
    Mathematics
    Social Studies
    Integrated Science
    Religious and Moral Education
    Pre-Tech/Home Economics
    Information Communication Technology ( I.C.T)

  5. Buella Armah
    July 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    What does the colors of the Ghana flag represent?

    Ghana Flag Colors Meaning
    The Ghana flag makes use of the Pan-African colors – the red stripe represents the blood spilt during Ghana’s struggle for independence; the yellow stripe symbolizes the mineral wealth of the country; and the green represents the vegetation and fertility of the nation.

    The black five-pointed star symbolizes African freedom and the African people. Ghana was the first African nation to feature these colors.

    The flag was designed by Mrs. Theodosia Okoh to replace the flag of the United Kingdom upon attainment of independence in 1957.

    The red represents the blood of those who died in the country’s struggle for independence, the gold represents the mineral wealth of the country, the green symbolises the country’s rich forests and natural wealth, and the black star stands for the lodestar of African freedom.

  6. Anneliese
    July 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Thank you all for replying and thank you for the answer that we can now understand and learn from.
    You might be far away but you have sure taught us alot.

  7. Anneliese
    July 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Thank you all for replying and thank you for the answers that we can now understand and learn from.
    You might be far away but you have sure taught us a lot.

    • Buella Armah
      July 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Anneliese, Thank you so much for your complement. We are really glad to have you guys as our friends forever so that we both can share ideas and learn from one another. Currently we are really busy with out school exams which everyone is very busy because that is going to determined whether that person is going to be promoted to the next grade or not.

      But as soon as we come back to school in September, our teacher Sir Kankam Mensah is going to be with us again to continue this great project.

      Cheers

  8. KANKAM MENSAH FELIX
    October 7, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Hi All!!,

    My name is Kankam Mensah a teacher in L & A Memorial Academy and I will like to thank you all for such a great collaboration.

    This year we are studying the different types of culture and we would be glad if you guys could again share with us some of the culture that you have.

    Thank you all.

    • October 7, 2012 at 7:48 am

      Hi Kankam,

      Great to see you in the blog. The students will be so excited. We are looking forward to teaching all about our culture and learning about your culture at the same time. Through the blog we will be able to have lots of fun with our students.
      Welcome to the international journey.

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