Accra, Oct. 10, GNA - The Chorkor branch of
the SOS Children’s Villages (SOSCV), Ghana, under the ‘Quality Education Now’
(QEN) Project, in collaboration with the Accra Metropolitan Education Office,
has organized an in- service training for over 80 selected primary school
The training, which targeted mostly Creative Arts teachers, was to adequately prepare and introduce teachers to new ways of teaching the subject for better understanding and to help promote quality education delivery in the community.
Among the schools that benefitted from the training were St. Mary’s , Korle Gonno, Ring Way East, Mamprobi Sempe ‘1’ , Soko H/H and Korle Gonno Methodist ‘A’ and ‘B’ Basic schools.
Participants were taken through activities such as preparation of doodling and colouring, frottage, dabbling and stenciling, pulled string pattern, fringing pleating and coiling.
Also topics such as making of picture drawings, doodling, tracing and drawing of objects, modeling and casting were designed for teachers to help improve on their teaching skills and creativity.
Speaking at the training, Madam Edith Dankwaa Asante, the Facilitator of the programme said the practical aspect of Creative Arts should be emphasised on during the teaching of the subject than the theory, adding that, it has been one major challenge for teachers in the classroom.
She said there was the need for schools to devise strategies, such as using of recreational objects in the teaching of the subject to ensure that the children get a better understanding.
She said teachers and heads of schools should frequently monitor and guide the activities of pupils in the classrooms to encourage learning amongst them.
Madam Asante recommended that the SOSCV- QEN should do follow ups on the participants as a way of assessing their performances.
Madam Shiela Yemoteley Botwe, the Project Coordinator of QEN- Chorkor Branch, was hopeful the programme would go a long way to improve the skills of teachers of the beneficiary schools for quality education delivery.
She said the organization would be organizing more of such educative trainings for teachers and non- teaching staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to promote quality education delivery in the Greater Accra Metropolis and beyond.
The SOS Children’s Villages Ghana, is a non- governmental Organization with over 40 years experience in care and support of orphans and vulnerable children.
The ‘Quality Education Now’ project is a four year programme introduced by the SOSCV- Ghana, as a way of contributing to quality education delivery in deprived communities across the country.