Monday 15th August, 2016
Tamale, Aug. 15,
GNA – Mr Joseph Kwame Dzasimatu, the President of the Ghana Association of
Teachers of English (GATE), has appealed to the Ministry of Education to
procure the “Gateway to English” text books into public schools.
He said “The
Gateway to English” text book was adjudged the best English text book in the
2014 by an evaluation team of the Ministry and expressed regret that the
Ministry had gone to procure sub-standard books into the system.
He also urged the
Ministry of Education to see to it that, the Ghana Education Service (GES)
resumes sponsorship of subject associations to GATE conferences.
He said “teachers
don’t pay dues and the Association lacked a national secretariat or a network
responsible for dues collection”.
“In this regard,
sponsorship by way of subject association, conferences and workshops would help
strengthen the association”, he added.
Sorogodoo, DCE for Sagnerigu, who deputized for the Northern Regional Minister,
Mr Abdallah Abubakari speaking on the theme: “Raising the standard of education
in Ghana: – the importance of English Language” said English Language is
important to the socio-economic development of the country.
Haroon Cambodia, the Northern Regional Director of Education, urged teachers of
English Language to use appropriate techniques and methodologies in teaching to
impact knowledge in pupils.
advised teachers to attend classes regularly to improve the lot of the pupils.