GSET Sensitization on Education Policies
The Ghana Society for Education Technology(GSET), a certified Training Service Provider of the National Teaching Council(NTC), organised a training program for senior high school teachers in the New Juabeng North Municipality in the Eastern Region on the 12th January, 2022.
In GSET’s bid to carry out quality and effective training services, it was pertinent to organise the training in three different centres: Pope John’s(POJOSS), Oyoko Methodist(OMESS) and the Ghana Senior High Schools(GHANASS). This is the first of three to be held by GSET and by the end of January, 2022, would have been held in the Adaklu and Akatsi North Districts, both of the Volta Region as well.
The training was held in order to give the teachers in-depth knowledge on the CPD framework & point building system, Teacher Licensing & Registration, Standards & Compliance, the Ghana Teacher Prize (GTP) and the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020, Act 1023. Teachers who fully participated in the training would be awarded PD points as documented in the NTC CPD framework. There was also an open fora for discussions, questions and answers to issues of concern to the participants.
The new Teacher Licensing & Registration regime was implemented in 2018 by the NTC to award teachers the needed certification to practice their profession. Although primarily for new teachers starting their profession, teachers already in the service should get the licence as well. In order to obtain the licence, teachers have to sit and successfully pass the Teacher Licensure Examination.
The National Teaching Council is the governing body of the teaching sector in Ghana. It encourages excellence and professionalism among teachers and managers of schools through licensing of teachers, monitoring and supervision of teacher education programmes; promotion of continuing professional development: maintenance of discipline and leading the overall process of transforming education delivery.
GSET has since its establishment in 2019, become a bridge that connects numerous educators globally and enables education communities to learn and network through Continuous Professional Development sessions, online experiences and innovative technology projects. Ghana Society for Education Technology continues to break new grounds in global educational technology and STEM areas even to this day.
The teachers from the Seventh Day Adventist High School converged at the OMESS assembly hall with the teachers from the host school. The POJOSS assembly hall housed the teachers from Koforidua Technical School as well as their own. The teachers of GHANASS had the training on their own compound. In total, there were over 400 teachers in attendance for the continuous professional development training programme. The next stop for the CPD training is scheduled to be at the Adaklu and Akatsi North Districts, both of the Volta Region.