Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET)

The Secondary education reform in Ghana aimed at providing high-quality relevant secondary education to equip graduates with 21st Century Skills and competencies, social and emotional learning, and character development in addition to literacy and numeracy.

The impact of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in Bolgatanga Senior High School

Last year Tie realized that she was struggling with some of the subjects, especially English and Mathematics. She found the lecture method of teaching used by her teachers to be difficult to
understand at times. She also felt shy and insecure to ask questions in the classroom, fearing that her classmates would laugh at her. In fact at times she felt like giving up on her education because of her low academic performance.

Ghana Education Service to roll out Professional Learning Community sessions across all Senior High Schools and Senior High Secondary Technical Schools

GES has piloted the use of weekly PLC sessions in 12 SHS and SHTS since January 2022, using structured Handbooks developed in partnership with the National Teaching Council (NTC). A recent evaluation found that these weekly sessions had a significant impact on improving teaching and learning in these 12 schools, providing a strong evidence-base for the national scale-up of this approach.

<strong>Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education and their agencies join T-TEL to visit schools in Lambussie District to observe progress made on the Communities of Excellence Programme</strong>

These visitors included such distinguished educationists as Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah (Board Chair of T-TEL), Patty Assan (GES’s Director of Schools and Instructions), Professor Mohammed Salifu (Director-General of GTEC), Nana Baffour Awuah (MoE’s Director of Pre-Tertiary Education) and Michael Yaw Acheampong (NaSIA’s Deputy Inspector General).

<strong>Empowering District Education Officers: Ghana Education Service organizes training workshop on Effective Classroom Observation and Professional Learning Community Sessions</strong>

The training was a response to a monitoring exercise conducted by GES in the districts to observe how the district officers were effectively observing teachers during lesson delivery and to assess the extent to which they were adhering to and applying the National Teachers’ Standards during teaching and learning.

PRESS RELEASE Transformation in Ghanaian Teacher Education:  First Batch of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) students to graduate from Colleges of Education (CoEs)

For the first time in the history of our education system, Ghana will produce its first Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) cohort from our 46 public Colleges of Education. The beginning teachers graduating from the B.Ed. meet the National Teachers’ Standards and are well prepared to deliver the standards-based curriculum which was rolled out nationwide in 2019.