The Management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) as part of an effort to improve the knowledge of teachers in the teaching profession is set to train private school teachers in the country on how to teach literacy and numeracy.
In collaboration with the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS), the Teaching Council on Tuesday said approximately 2,000 unqualified teachers from the private sector will be trained in various parts of the country.
“The training will form the basis for pilot training of unqualified teachers to equip them with the best practices on how to teach literacy and numeracy and also have in-depth knowledge of professional practice and conduct,” NTC stated.
The Agency under the auspices of the Ministry of Education in a post sighted by EducationWeb said it has taken so much interest in the issue of untrained teachers in our classroom, thus the training on how to teach the two subjects.
“We do acknowledge that there are a lot of untrained teachers who are well adept in their content knowledge and need a bit of pedagogy to deliver effectively,” the Registrar of the National Teaching Council, Dr Addai Poku noted.
Speaking to EducationWeb.com.gh on Monday, the Executive Director of the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS), Mr Ggyetuah said NTC after the training will issue participants a provisional teaching license.
He indicated the soon to commence training and issuance of the temporary license to some private school teachers in the country form part of efforts to promote teacher professionalism in the private education sector.
Enoch Gyetuah also disclosed the government has offered to absorb all the financial components of the private school teacher’s training programme for the provisional license under a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with GNACOPS.
The absorption of the training cost the Private Schools Council Director said is to enable private school teachers who were hardly affected by the unexpected outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic to participate in the training.
“The financial assistance is through the National Training and Retraining Programme of the Ghana Covid-19 Alleviation and Revitalization of Enterprises and Support (Ghana CARES “OBAATAN PA”) Programme,” Enoch told EducationWeb.