The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) following the introduction of the new curriculum by NaCCA has currently trained 4,663 private school teachers in the country on the new educational reforms.
The intensive training, the GNACOPS has said is to ensure that private school teachers in the country are not left out of the ongoing nationwide new educational reforms geared towards teacher professionalism.
Speaking to media after training for 643 teachers at Kwabenya SHS over the weekend, the GNACOPS Executive Director said his outfit has targeted to train at least 25,000 teachers from 5,000 private schools nationwide.
“The training is a preparatory grounds for teacher professionalism and also to develop capacity for private school teachers on the Standards-Base Curriculum for Primary Schools and Basic 7 to 10,” he told EducationWeb.
Mr. Gyetuah added that exercise was in line with the ongoing Ministry of Education’s reforms on the curriculum development aimed at departing from the mere pen and paper-based test to behavioral enhancement.
This he said is because private schools contribute about 49% of educational delivery in the country, hence the Private schools’ council decision to train the private school teachers under the auspices of the Ministry of Education.
“So the ongoing training for private school teachers is mandatory for every teacher who wants to remain in the classroom to be part of the exercise or risk their jobs,” Mr. Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah stated.
The 643 private school teachers who participated in the just-ended GNACOPS training were awarded a participatory certificate which is duly recognized by the National Teaching Council (NTC).