Volta Region teachers to get common scheme of work
Anyirawase (V/R), Oct. 08, GNA – The Ghana Education Service (GES) Directorate in the Volta Region is to introduce a common scheme of work for all teachers in the Region.
The Service is also taking steps to synchronize teaching methods across the region.
Mr Bright Dey, Regional Planning Officer, gave the hint at a teachers’ forum organized by the Ho West Education Directorate.
He said the initiatives have become necessary to arrest the falling standard of education in the region.
The Volta region recorded only 27 per cent pass in the 2012 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) out of 27,471 candidates presented.
Mr Dey described the persistent decline in academic performance in the region as distressing and warned that if care was not taken, the region could not boast of professors and high office holders in the near future.
He attributed the current situation to how teachers were using ‘low order’ questioning style, which only required pupils to remember things taught instead of using ‘high order’ questioning, which ensured that children think.
Mr Dey noted that the style of teaching made it difficult for children to read, understand and answer questions meaningfully.
He said the common scheme of work would ensure that all teachers in the region worked to a common plan.
Mr Dey said the initiative would help schools which do not have syllabuses and ensure uniformity in the academic activities of all schools.
He said the Service was also planning pre-BECE examinations for schools in the region to prepare them for that examination.
Mr Seth Ayivi-Tosuh, Ho-West District Director of Education, said ‘no more laziness here. It is not good to always advocate for higher pay when you fail to work.’
Mr Ayivi-Tosuh asked teachers to be mindful that they were trained to teach and desist from unprofessional conducts.
Mr Emmanuel Keteku, Volta Regional Director of Education, appealed to Circuit Supervisors to ensure that teachers adhere to the teachers’ check list, which required that teachers prepare lesson notes among others.
He asked them to strictly enforce ‘systems put in place to produce results.’
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