The Neogenics Education Group, an educational consultancy firm that enhances and maximizes teaching and learning capacity of teachers through training has launched the 5th edition of the Global Super Teacher conference 2019 in Accra.
The training focuses on equipping educational institutions and individuals with the appropriate tools, skills and training resources as well as offering advisory services in order to deliver on their Goals effectively and maximize potentials.
Speaking on the theme: “Bridging the Educational Gap in Africa,” the Lead Consultant of the firm, Grant Bulmuo, argued that teachers are the most important medium or instrument to effect change in schools within the education system, effective educational training session must therefore be held to enhance the quality of teaching.
He, revealed that the Neogenic Education Group which has a focus on developing the capacity level of teachers across Africa has developed various categories of training sessions for teachers to add value to the teaching and learning and aid in capacity development.
Grant Bulmuo admitted some financial challenges the Group encountered during the start-up period but indicated that through hard work and focus, the policy is on track.
The Director in charge of Pre-Tertiary education at the Education Ministry, Catherine Agyapomaa Appiah-Pinkah, who spoke on behalf of the sector minister praised the initiative and admitted the government’s willingness to collaborate with the Group teaching, capacity of teachers in the country.
She admitted that the government has undertaken a strategic approach to upgrading Teacher Training Colleges (TTC) into University level and that this new reforms in the educational sector would allow teachers to set standards under the GES module and improve the teaching and learning capacity in the country.
Catherine Appiah-Pinkah indicated that the Diploma certificates previously earned after 2 or 3 years training is being upgraded to Degree level after 4 years of completion,
“It is far better than the previous system of education for teachers because it allows them to earn degrees instead of diploma and as well enable them to be enrolled in the GES scheme as trained teachers faster,” she stated.
“This new agenda is a comprehensive educational reforms the Ministry is undertaking to maximize and develop the teaching and learning activities for teachers in the classroom,” she noted.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Neogenic Group and the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) to enhance teacher’s capacity through training. Participants at the launch includes Heads of schools in the private sector, students and parents. The Group has also listed about 20 categories of awards to honour participants of the training programme through nomination.
Source:Nii Aflah Sackey