Consider L1 when posting teachers to address huge language barrier – TTAG to GES

Ekissi Stanley Edem and some TTAG sector executive officers

Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana – TTAG Volta Sector is calling on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to consider L1 when posting teachers to address huge language barrier in the classroom.

Addressing a gathering of teacher trainees in the Volta and Oti regions at the durbar of the 30th General Assembly of TTAG held at the St Francis College of Education, Hohoe, Mr. Ekissi Stanley Edem, the TTAG Volta Sector President calls on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to tackle challenges fronting teacher education.

Ekissi Stanley Edem said, the association had noted with concern, the continuous posting of newly trained teachers to communities where they faced huge language barrier.

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He pleads that, the Ghana Education Service considers language when posting teachers since using L1 in teaching is a necessity for the future and the ideal teacher.

“As we deliberate on ways to improve the professionalism of teachers, we humbly call for a collective approach with regards to how certain educational policies are been rolled out in order to raise the ideal teacher that Ghana hopes for.” Ekissi Stanley Edem said.

Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG), throughout its existence has always been a major stakeholder in the provision of quality teacher education that will transform many lives in the country and beyond.

The Association has over the years continued to champion the course of teacher trainees in the Forty-six (46) Colleges of Education.

TTAG is an association which works at mobilizing and harnessing the human, intellectual potential and capacity of the chalk and board fraternity.

For the past years the association has been actively engaged in advocacies, public education, and sensitization and initiating of capacity building Programmes that will inure into the total development of teacher trainees.

As part of rendering quality leadership service to trainees, especially in the Volta
Sector, General Assembly is organized where SRC executive officers are brought together across the seven colleges in the Volta and Oti Region to discuss pertinent issues affecting trainees before proceeding to the national front to deliberate on such issues at large.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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