The Institute for Education Studies (IFEST) after speaking to 4,480 JHS and SHS teachers across 10 regions and 80 districts has announced to launch a research report on the Ghanaian teacher during the novel Covid-19 pandemic.
Scheduled for Monday, July 5, 2021, IFEST says the report will be centred on the life of teachers in the country from March 16, 2020 President Akufo-Addo directed for the closure of schools to when the nation went on lockdown.
“There have been numerous research reports in the education sector within the past year and majority of these reports focused on the student and how to ensure that they constantly access quality equitable education in spite of the pandemic. There seems to be little or no focus on the teacher who is at the center of instructional delivery in any education sector
Our motivation is simply the fact that – if we want to provide education of a high standard to our children during this pandemic, then we must protect the psychological well-being of the people who provide it,” IFEST said.
The government mid March last year amid the surge in cases of the global novel coronavirus pandemic in a a televised nation’s address monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh announced for the shut down of all schools.
However, schools were asked to reopen mid-January 2021 for all levels as part of efforts to gradually walk back into full academic work in our various educational institutions.
In between these two periods, various measures were undertaken to ensure the continuity in education delivery in the country across all levels of education.
The purpose was to ensure that, there was no break in the education of the child and also minimise the extent of learning loss after the pandemic.