Education Is Not About Exams – Joyce Aryee


For all scholars; Founder of Salt and Light Ministries, Dr. Joyce Aryee has indicated that the true test of knowledge is not by class examinations. According to her, education is not only about examinations, but more importantly about how the student uses the knowledge acquired, to address problems in the society.

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Dr. Joyce Aryee said this at the launch of the 10th anniversary of the Spelling Bee Competition in Accra. Speaking at the event, she said some students study extensively during exams, only to throw everything they have learnt aside, after the exercise. Dr Joyce pointed out that such habit in turn makes it difficult for the students to conform to the corporate world.

For this reason, she encouraged students to read and research more, as that will broaden their horizon and expose them to the real world, as well as build a solid foundation for effective communication. Furthermore, pointing out that teachers play a vital role in the development of students’ performance, she said that should encourage their students to develop the habit of reading to improve their vocabulary, among other things.

Dr. Joyce Aryee also pointed out that social media has grossly affected reading habits among students, as they spend more time on their phones. She explained that this is indeed detrimental to their studies, urging parents to take keen interest on the activities of their wards.

She called for development of libraries where students could read quality books and enhance their knowledge, because through education, students could avoid social vices and put the country on the path of development, progress and peace.

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The event themed “Equipping the Ghanaian Student for the World Stage” was organised by the Young Educators Foundation, with support from Indomie Instant Noodles, DSTV, Rufus, Ecobank, Voltic, Muscatella and Blue Knights Limited.