Ghana to host 9th AFTRA Teaching & Learning conference

The Republic of Ghana has been selected to host the 9th edition of the Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA) Teaching and Learning conference slated from May 29, 2022, to June 2, 2022.

Under the theme “Unpacking Teaching and Learning in Africa for Excellence” the event will see President Akufo-Addo as the special guest of honour with the Minister for Education and Registrar of the National Teaching Council as chief hosts.

Speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb, the Registrar of NTC, Dr Christian Addai Poku said adequate measures have been put in place by the government to ensure a successful 9th teaching and learning conference.

He said the forthcoming 2022 teaching and learning conference would be the first of its kind to be held after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic that halted academic activities in various member countries of the AFTRA.

“So when we meet by the end of this month, we will have a ministerial section where Ministers of Education will meet and discuss teacher issues across the continent and give advice,” Addai told the host of The Pulse show on JoyNews.

Asked what measures are being put in place to enhance the quality of teaching in the country by the National Teaching Council (NTC), Mr Christian Poku said plans are underway to integrate I.T into the country’s education system.

“For the IT enhancement, the National Teaching Council (NTC) has an online learning platform that teachers go there to learn a lot of things on how they can apply technology in their teaching,” the National Council’s Registrar said.

He also indicated the central government’s “One teacher, One laptop” policy forms part of an effort to support public school teachers across the country to apply technology in their teaching and learning activities in the classroom.

Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA) is the intergovernmental organisation of the Ministries of Education and National Agencies regulating Teaching in the 55 Member States of the African Union.

The Teaching Regulatory Authorities serve as the hub for articulation and implementation of key policies and initiatives driving Teaching and Learning in Africa.

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