NAGRAT implores teachers to adopt personal continuous capacity building

The National Association of Ghana Teachers (NAGRAT) has expressed need for teachers in Ghana to upgrade their professional capacity.

Speaking on Ultimate fm’s Top Issue, its president, Christian Addae Poku expressed concern several teachers have failed to avail themselves to modern and evolving trends of teaching and learning.

“What we have seen over the years is that teachers are trained and brought into the classrooms and for ten-twenty years, they don’t have any professional course and so as trends continue to change, they are unable to catch up with the new trends,”

He explained that several countries are moving into the era of virtual class rooms with high level technologies and was worried if Ghanaian teachers and educationists failed to up their game, Ghana’s education system will keep lagging behind modern trends.

Commenting on the subject, an educational development coach and chief executive of the Midstream Literary Agency Evans Owusu Amankwah noted it would take a conscious effort by teachers and the oversight authorities in education to bring Ghana’s education at par with the advanced world.

The member of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders noted that his agency is coming up with a teacher’s journal which will allow teachers to self assess their progress regularly in their efforts at developing their capacities.

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