The German Ambassador to Ghana, John Rudiger is proposing that the German language is made an option in Ghana’s education curriculum.
According to him, the measure would deepen the Ghana-German bilateral ties especially in the area of education, trade and culture.
He made the suggestion during the inauguration of the German Club of the Crown Prince Academy, a leading private basic school in Accra.
Speaking on the theme, “A Different Language is a Different Vision of Life”, Mr. Rudiger said as an emerging economy, it behoves on Ghana to commit resources to encourage the youth to learn and speak the language for mutual benefit.
He indicated that given the growing influence of Germany in the European Union, Ghanaians especially students necessarily have to strive to achieve some level of proficiency in the German language to foster trade.
The German Ambassador added that apart from the English and French languages taught in Ghanaian schools, adding German language would be of immense benefit to Ghanaians.
Mr. John Rudiger was optimistic the teaching of the German language in Ghana would facilitate the transfer of technical know-how to the country and inculcate the German attitude toward work into Ghanaians for accelerated socio-economic development.
The Managing Director of the school, Mrs. Sussane Prince-Boateng, urged pupils in the club to put premium on learning the language to strengthen the bond of unity and cohesion
She said the study of German in addition to English and French is very important to ensure they remain relevant in the global village.
Mrs. Prince-Boateng said the school would continue to work with passion to tear down language barriers to promote unity, understanding and harmony among people.
On his part, the PTA Chairman, Mr. Osei Owusu commended management of the school for the initiative.
He also pleaded with the school to go a step further to add the study of German into the school’s curriculum to the benefit of every pupil.
Mr. Osei Owusu advised all parents to encourage their children to join the club to broaden their horizon.