The Ghana Education Service (GES), with the support of the World Bank and the Ministry of Education, recently organised a five-day workshop at Tesano in Accra for mathematics, science, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) teachers of some senior high schools in the country.
Opening the workshop, the Deputy Minister of Education (in charge of General Education) and the Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, said Government would continue to build the capacity of teachers to be effective in the performance of their duties.
“The Akufo-Addo-led NPP Government wants the best of education for children and citizens and would continue to build the capacity of teachers for you to be effective in the performance of your duties,” he said.
The Director for Secondary Education Division of GES, Dr. Mrs. Angela Tena Mensah, in a welcome address, urged the participants to take active part in all activities and discussions at the workshop for improved learning outcomes of students in their subjects.
The workshop, which was organised under the Mathematics and Science for Sub-Saharan Africa (MS4SSA) programme of Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP), sought to train 125 mathematics and science teachers.
Five of these teachers were drawn from each of some 25 low-performing schools as a pilot.
They received training on skills to teach mathematics, science and ICT, including materials science, robotics and energy conservation methods, presentations, project-based learning modules and group activities.