The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has
organised a five-day mentoring and professional development training for 480 of its members from the Brong Ahafo, Upper East and Upper West regions in Kumasi .
The workshop, which was attended in three batches of 160 teachers per group, was
It brought together education development experts from CTF and GNAT who took the participants through various lessons so they would be abreast of the new ways of teaching, especially at the early grade levels of education.
Addressing the participants at the closing ceremony, the National President of GNAT, Madam Philippa Larsen, was full of praise for the Canadian Government and the CTF for their fruitful and effective collaboration with GNAT over the past years, leading to the professional development of teachers in Ghana.
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She reminded teachers to position themselves well for the fast-changing trends in the educational sector in the country and the rest of the world by learning and adopting modern methods of teaching, as well as other developments in their areas of
Madam Larsen said GNAT took
The Leader of the Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF),
He urged the participants to make good use of the knowledge they had acquired and also extend
The Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Mrs Mary Owusu Achaw, cautioned teachers to desist from the use of corporal punishment and rather use other forms of punishment in their schools quoting the United Nation’s Convention on the Right of Children and of the Child and the Children’s Act 1998 (Act 560) which debars the use of corporal punishment.
The regional director also warned teachers to desist from engaging in amorous relationships with the students and pupils entrusted in their care since it was an embarrassment to the profession and also a criminal act, adding that the Ghana Education Service(GES) would not shield any teacher who indulged in such a despicable act.