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Don’t blame teachers for zero percent in BECE results – Educationist

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PupilsThe Koforidua Catholic Educational Unit, in partnership with Star-Ghana and the National Catholic Secretariat, has held an education forum on quality education in Koforidua for its managers of schools drawn from the Eastern Region.

The forum was to provide a platform for sharing success stories of models, innovative approaches and best practices that have worked in various spheres of education service delivery and management.

It is hoped that those best practices could be replicated elsewhere, with the necessary modifications, in a bid to help improve education in the Region and the nation at large.

The forum, which was on the theme “Managers of Education Peer learning for quality education,” shared experiences on priority areas such as effective supervision and community participation.

The rest were girl-child enrolment and retention, effective management of school time/instructional hours, making learning easy and interesting for children and discipline.

Mr John Kwesi Adu, an educationist, said teachers should be blamed for zero percent being recorded in some schools in the Basic Educational Certificate Examinations (BECE).

He said some teachers in rural areas have problems with attendance and urged Managers of Schools to take steps to address the issue.

Mr Adu said education rested on three pillars and these are curriculum, instruction and evaluation and added “if we want quality education, all these must be present in the system”.

He expressed worry about the refusal of some teachers to prepare lesson notes which would guide them.

Mr Adu also chastised some teachers for not teaching writing and reading in schools saying “most children these days cannot read and how are they expected to perform in their examinations”.

He said peer learning is an innovative way of learning “it is a good innovation which you must be doing even in your offices”.

Mrs Benedicta A. Ayite, Regional Manager of Catholic Educational Unit, appealed to teachers to reciprocate the gesture in the improvement in remuneration to give off their best.

She appealed to Circuit Supervisors not to shirk their responsibilities of monitoring the performance of teachers to help raise the standard of education in the region.

Source: GNA

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