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MoE undergoing curricula review to develop critical thinkers – GES Council Chairman

The Ministry of Education is currently undergoing a rigorous exercise of reviewing curricula of educational institutions in the country. The exercise is expected to develop critical thinking of students at all level. This is according to the Council Chairman of the Ghana Education Service, Michael Nsowah.

He says the review would see to the end of the practice where teachers spoon-feed students other than adopting practical oriented approaches geared toward unearthing the students’ innate talents and skills.

“It is hoped that as these gallant professionals enter the noble profession after enduring the difficulty of three years of professional training, you would adapt yourselves to any changes that would arise as a result of the curriculum review,” he said

Mr. Nsowah said Ghana Education Service would effectively cooperate and lend its support to the Ministry of Education to ensure a successful completion of reviewing curricula of educational institutions in the country.

He disclosed this at 6th graduation ceremony of Jackson College of Education.

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Since its commencement in 2009, the College has produced over 7, 000 diplomats who are nurtured to meet the growing demand of today's educational needs.

1, 393 students who have successfully completed their programmes attained diplomas in Basic and French education at the ceremony.

Currently, with 30 learning centres across the 10 regions of the country, JCE students go through carefully-structured, learner-oriented Distance Education programme, tailored along the GES-approved courses.

“Our heart filled with much appreciation to the Government and Ghana education service in propelling good and quality education for mother Ghana to develop,” said Principal of the college, Theodosia Jackson

Mrs. Jackson advised the graduates to strive hard with positive attitude towards work.

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She said her desire was to train the untrained teachers from rural Ghana and that; the successes of the institution were achieved due to hard work of both staff across the country.

“I thank all staff who have held the fort within the past 9 years of the successes of the institution. Your immense work has not been overlooked.”

Council Chairman of Ghana Education Service, Michael Nsowah advised the graduates to be wary of behaviours that do not augur well for the profession.

He said teachers should stop ridiculing their students via technology including social media and adopt good personality, be friendly, passionate among others to enable remain good teachers.

Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Rev. fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni indicated that, the development of a country including Ghana depends on its resource and therefore teachers should be upright and knowledgeable.

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