Over 1,000 teachers to be trained on new curriculum in W/N


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By Alex Baah Boadi, GNA

Sefwi Adabokrom
(W/N), Aug 14, GNA – A total of 1,013 basic school teachers in the Bia West and
East districts of the Western North region would be
  trained in the new education curriculum which
begins next academic year.

Currently, one
hundred and fifty two basic school teachers from public schools are benefiting
from the week-long training workshop.

Speaking to the
Ghana News Agency at Sefwi Adabokrom, Mr Abraham Fletcher, Bia East District
Director of Education said the new education curriculum developed by the
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NACCA) was a shift from the
objective based curriculum to a standard-based programme, which focuses on
practicals.

This he
explained, would produce pupils who are more innovative, critical thinkers and
problem solving in society.

The District
Director called on teachers and stakeholders in the educational industry to
take the training programme serious to change their teaching methods since the
concept was more practical oriented.

Mr Richard
Chebure, District Chief Executive of Bia East, commended the teachers for
participating in their numbers and urged them to embrace the new Curriculum in
order to transfer the knowledge gained to pupils in their respective schools,
and pledged the district assembly’s commitment to assist teachers in the
district.

He in this
regard, presented two brand new motorbikes to the Bia East Education
Directorate to be given to circuit supervisors to enhance supervision in the
district, especially in places with bad roads.

Some of the
participants expressed delight in the programme and promised to impart what
they would learnt to the future generation and called on the Education Ministry
to implement better policies for teachers who accept postings to rural
communities.

GNA 

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