An Organization known as Terabuuriyele which aim is to promote and preserve culture and traditions of Gurene (Farefari) speaking people, is questioning the Ghana Education Service of deliberate refusal to make the Gurene (farefari) language an examinable sublject at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
According to the Organization, several attempts in the past including streets protest to mount pressure on the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education to approve the Gurune language as an examinable subject have over the years fallen on deaf ears although the language has met all the requirement for it to be approved.
Speaking at the National launch of Terabuuriyele organization in Accra, an executive member of the organization, and the principal of college of Languages of Education at the University of Education Winneba Professor Avea Nsoh appealed to the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education to approve the Gurene language starting next academic year.
“The Gurene language is taught in the Universities, the language is taught at the University of Education Wineba, and so when this students are out there, you will expect them to go out and teach the at the basic level, but because the Gurene language is not taught at the basic level, this graduate will finished at the university and will not have school to teach, simple because the Gurene language is not taught at the level. So this is the reason we have to approve the use of the language as well as make it an examinable so that we don’t teach the teach the language at the university and leave the basic level which is rather important”.
The perron of the Terabuuriyele organization and the Zongo Chief of Ablekuma Joma, Gbawe, Gonse Sarki Musah Nsoh argued that, their children have difficulty speaking and reading other local languages at the basic level and that contribute to their poor performances in Ghanaian language subjects at the BECE especially in the Gurene speaking areas.
He has therefore called on the Government, the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education to approve the Gurene (Farefari) language
Terabuuriyele is a nonpartisan social pressure group made of indigenous Gurene (Farefari) speaking people home and abroad.
The objectives of the organization is to promote and preserve the culture and traditions of Gurene (Farefari) speaking people