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Steps to improve skills in three core subjects taken


The Government with stakeholders in education have taken steps to improve the skills and the number of English, Mathematics and Science teachers, towards Ghana’s socio-economic progress.

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Minister for Education, said these in a speech read on her behalf by the Director in charge of Tertiary Education at the Ministry, Mrs. Wilhemina Asamoah, at the national stakeholders’ forum on teacher education, aimed at reviewing the Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) curriculum, in Accra.

According to the minister, the teachers needed new curricular to be able to deliver on their mandate, adding that the curriculum should include distinct skills and knowledge, required for teaching primary schools.

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang stressed that such curriculum should conform to the philosophy of pre-service teacher education, develop agreed teacher competencies and professional standards.

The Executive Secretary of the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), Professor Mohammed Salifu, said there was the need to review the DBE curriculum to address the shortfalls in the training of teachers at the colleges of education.

He said due to the nature of the curriculum, trainee teachers were unable to learn much for them to deliver effectively when they complete their training.

Prof. Salifu said after the review, teacher trainees would be made to specialise in teaching at kindergarten, lower and upper primary schools as well as the junior high school.

Contributing at the forum, stakeholders in teacher education called for specialised training in basic education to enhance teaching and learning.

They were of the view that specialised training would help teacher trainees to acquire more skills in handling pupils at the basic education level.

Basic education, according to the stakeholders, was crucial to the entire educational system and required specialists to handle it.

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