Ghanaian actor, Musician, and presenter, Kwaku Manu popular known as Bob Siga has advised Ghanaian parents to focus on naturing the God-given talents of their wards to ensure that the education they acquire supplement what the child is destined to be in the near future.
According to Bob siga, the purpose of education is to Inform a person what is happening around as well as being able to read and write, adding that in Ghana most people go to school without a clear ambition of what the results of the schooling will be in future.
The Kumawood actor explains in an exclusive interview with Cape Coast’s outstanding radio personality, Amansan Krakye on GBC Radio Central monitored by Georgeweb.org when asked whether not going to school has impacted negatively on his acting career.
He answered “I will advise everyone that education is very important but it’s not everyone that will be successful out of schooling. Even when it comes to learning a trade, two people can go into learning dressmaking but one might learn and complete the training ahead of the colleague.
“Education is not only about classroom learning, but in Ghana, parents don’t even want their children to pursue something they have interest in. Some parents push their wards into certain professions which is not what the child prefers and that shouldn’t be the focus of an education.
“The best thing is being able to know your left from right and it is very important to know how to read and write. But pray to God that your gift or God given talent that you brought into this world, God should open your eyes so that you can see it. I really like my acting job because when our work is going on I don’t wish to do any other job apart from acting. So once it is my field I need to get more insight into what it entails.
“However, most people are just going to school without any ambition. Learning too many subjects in a day isn’t helpful at all. I will entreat parents to consider the talents of their children and help them achieve it instead of just following the crowd.
“Observe your children critically and you’d know what he likes. Education in Ghana is like going for a driving license. You are made to learn a lot of road signs but you hardly find or see some of these signs on our roads”.