We need national dialogue on the family- Emerita Prof Ardayfio-Schandorf
Emerita Professor Elizabeth Ardayfio-Schandorf, Past Vice President, Arts and Sciences, Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS), has advocated a national dialogue on the role of the family in national development.
She urged policy makers to create opportunities through local agencies to educate families to understand cultural and relevant indigenous values and how to apply them when confronted with challenges relating to globalization and modernization.
“Research is critical in every effort in developing national strategic plan and in dissemination of findings to decision making organs and concerned stakeholders as way forward in enhancing the role and impact of the family,” Emerita Prof Ardayfio-Schandorf, said.
“Educational institutions, research centres and non-governmental organizations and all related organs should focus on family related research.”
She suggested that monitoring and evaluation systems be set up at ministries and agencies backed up by a carefully designed organizational support to ensure desired and achievable outcomes were attained.