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MUSIGA calls for reintroduction of music in basic education

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The Musicians Union of Ghana has called on the government of Ghana to reintroduce the music as a subject of study in the curriculum of basic schools in the country.

The union made this call in a statement that was released in celebration of the World Music Day.

“Some of the many benefits are the development of the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning of students as a result of early musical training. Other benefits include mastery of memorization, emotional development; development of creative thinking and enhanced self-confidence. Music education was cancelled from basic schools in Ghana in the wake of the 31st December Revolution as part of the restructuring of our educational curriculum.”

The statement went on to congratulate all “all music industry practitioners on the celebration of World Music Day on June 21. The Union is excited at the celebration of this day which started in Paris on June 21, 1982, and is today marked in over 700 cities in 120 countries worldwide.”

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