Mr Duncan Nsoh, the Upper West Regional Director of Ghana Education Service (GES) has advised basic schools to sign onto the Rescue to Effective Learning Through Creative Application and Sustainable Opportunities for All-Ghana (RECASO-Ghana) resource pack for teaching.
He gave the advice during a day’s training of some 224 teachers under the Methodist and Catholic
Education units in Wa on the RECALSO-Ghana Quality Assurance Project aimed at
equipping them with practical knowledge on the new curriculum.
“They have engaged
me on the resource pack and after going through it I recommended the various
basic schools to sign onto it for the teaching of the pupils since it contained
detailed explanation on the new curriculum, which can help teachers to deliver
effectively” he said.
Mr William Ayaaba
Akponbagre, the Chief Executive Officer of RECALSO-Ghana said the Quality
Assurance Project Resource Pack was piloted in two schools within the Wa
Municipality including; the St. Paul Methodist Primary and Junior High School
(JHS) and the Mangu Methodist Primary and Junior High School(JHS).
He said as part of
the programme, teachers were trained on professional teaching methods,
integrating creative art in the teaching methodology, child centered creative pedagogies
barriers for learning and Standard Base Curriculum (SBC), among other important
areas for the teaching of pupils.
Mr Akponbagre said
the Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) was currently operating in the Upper
West, Upper East, Bono, Bono East, Ahafo, Northern and the Ashanti Regions.
“We have been in
existence since 2017 and have assisted in making the curriculum more practical
for the understanding of the children on both the old and the new curriculum,
but the major challenge we faced as a local NGO is that it is difficult to
secure funding for the project since most of the International NGOs do not
think the government needs assistance in education due to the free education
programme” he said.
He appealed to other
schools that were not yet signed into the RELCASO-Ghana teachers’ action pack
to do so to ensure that they benefited from the NGO, which would supply the
resource pack for teaching.
In an interview with
the Ghana news Agency (GNA) a teacher at the St. Paul Primary School Madam
Nurain Asheeqah, a beneficiary from the piloted schools indicated that
RELCASO-Ghana action resource pack was beneficiary since it improved teaching
and learning and pleaded with the government to adapt it for all public schools.