Play-based pedagogies impacting positively on education system
Play-based pedagogies for teaching and learning at the Kindergarten schools are making a great impact in the nation’s education sector, the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of General Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, has said.
He explained that the play-based pedagogies, which created the opportunity for the children to learn through a set of well-planned play activities, ensured that the children were excited during their learning activities, able to ask questions, overcame fears, got curious and communicated properly without any hindrance.
Rev. Ntim Fordjour said this when he led a delegation from the Education Ministry to visit the Obosomase Methodist and Mamfe Presbyterian kindergartens in the Akwapim North Municipality in the Eastern Region last Tuesday.
The visit was aimed at ascertaining the current state of the play-based pedagogies and training being piloted in the schools.
The Deputy Minister commended Sabre Education and other institutions helping with the piloting of the play-based pedagogies in some selected schools in the country.
Rev. Ntim Fordjour stated that the Education Ministry was keen on foundational learning, especially early child learning, adding that the first two pre-primary education was very critical in the life of every child as it gave the children the enthusiasm for life-long learning opportunity.
He indicated that after a few years of testing in some selected KGs in some municipalities, metropolis and district assemblies across the country, the results had been very instrumental, hence plans to roll out across all schools in the country.
Tony Dogbe, Executive Director of Sabre Education, assured the Deputy Minister that all the development partners were ready to cooperate with them to roll out the play-based curriculum in all schools across the country.
He explained that there was a need for all the stakeholders to contribute their quota towards getting the best learning outcomes for the nation.
After years of testing, piloting and replicating, plans are being developed for Sabre Education, Right To Play and Innovations for Poverty Action to support the Ministry of Education and its agencies to roll out play-based kindergarten training nationwide so that every child can receive quality early years education.