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The Asiakwa location of the Quality Education Now (QEN) project under the SOS Childrens Village Ghana (SOSCV) has organised a three- day capacity building workshop for pre-school teachers from public and private schools in the East Akim Municipality.

The workshop was to enhance methods of teaching, reading and managing activities in the classroom in order to assess school children properly.

Participants were taken through sound of alphabets, the rating scale of assessing children, classroom behaviour management, preparation of lesson notes and guidance and counselling at the pre-school level.

Addressing participants at the workshop, the East Akim Municipal Director of Education, Madam Elizabeth Amankwah said the pre- school was the foundation for the basic education where teaching of literacy and numeracy began hence the need to broaden the minds of the teachers to help shape the children at the basic level.

She added that, it was about time pre- school teachers adopted strategies such as phonic approach to teaching reading subjects, the use of new assessment tool and to emphasise more on the syllabic and whole word method to help make teaching and learning much easier for the children.

Ms Amankwah said the practical aspect of teaching at the pre- school level should be more than the theory to enhance the children’s understanding of the subject at hand.

This, she said, could be made possible with the use of recreational objects in the teaching of a particular subject.

Madam Amankwah therefore entreated participants to make good use of the things learnt at the workshop and inculcate them into their school children in order to build strong foundation for the children for higher learning.

Mr Samuel Abrokwa- Boye, the Project Coordinator for QEN- Asiakwa- location, commended participants for ensuring a successful programme and entreated them to put what had been taught into practice for quality education delivery.

He said the SOSCV-QEN project would be organising more of such educative trainings for teachers and non- teaching staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to promote quality education delivery in the East Akim Municipality and beyond.

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