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45 trained to teach in deprived communities

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School under treeForty-five people selected from three regions have completed a week-long training in skills development to teach in deprived communities without trained teachers.

The training was organised by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF) “Nkabom” Project for education development in collaboration with the Pan African Training Centre (PATC).

Some of the topics treated were phonics, connection between sound and letters, written skills, vocabulary, acquisition of lots of useful words, fluency, smooth and fluent use of language, understanding and comprehension.

The General Secretary of GNAT, Madam Irene Duncan-Adanusa, said the Nkabom project was to help train people in some of the remote parts of the country without trained teachers.

She said government alone could not provide education and that the programme was to create awareness of educating children to improve their communities.

Madam Carla Spoke from the CTF expressed the hope that the training would be able to draw an action plan that would improve student learning, develop teaching skills and improve the community.

Miss Vasty Nunana Egbetorhia of the South Tongu District of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and Miss Christiana Ocansey of the Ablekuma Central District of the GES, resource persons at the training, said it was designed to inculcate reading habits into children and provide quality education for the children.

Mr Kwabena Nyamekye from the GES said there was the need for teachers to develop a positive attitude towards reading that would help their pupils to build the same attitude.

Source: Daily Graphic

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