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Opinions of Friday, 25 September 2015

Columnist: Alhasan, Abdulai

A new council for curriculum and assessment

Women in the rural and sub urban areas of the nation are noted for carrying babies on their backs to markets and farms. The practice is meant to keep the children safe and sound as their mothers go about their domestic, farming and commercial duties.

These days students and to some extent workers also carry on their backs bags to schools and work places. The bags known as back pack are largely meant to store safely computers and notebooks for students. But these people mostly Young men have other uses for the bags An interview with some of the students has revealed that in addition to computers most of them keep their phones and documents such as passports and other identity cards safely for easy access in times of need.

One of the bag carrying student at the university of Ghana Solomon danquah revealed that the bags have served the students so well while they move on the educational ladder adding that some of them consider the bags as their best companions as they serve as their storage facilities for their valuable books and other educational items.

Some students go to school in their self driven cars but they still find the back packs very useful as they move with them from one lecture halls to another while their cars are packed. The bags are not only used by college students but young pupils from kindergartens to other primary to junior and senior secondary schools. To these category of students they do store foods in the bags to be consumed during lunch breaks.

The sale of these bags by women and shop owners is a lucrative business which has become so popular during the school holidays and when schools are about to be open. With regard to workers especially offering national service and junior workers the bags come handy as the store their laptops and other r valuable items needed for the days at their workplaces and field. Again they carry the bags to be able to keep all their valuable items in one pack safely.

Solomon confessed that sometimes the bags are so loaded that they become very heavy for them to carry around . but we have no choice he said However they carry them because they have no choice