GES develops guidelines and resources to recover learning loss as schools reopen

Director-General of GES Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa
Director-General of GES Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

The Ghana Education Service has developed guidelines and resources to support schools, teachers and students recover learning loss as basic schools reopen on Monday, 18th January, 2020.

This, according to GES neccesitate the need to postpone the Common Core Programme (CCP) workshop for Junior High School (JHS) teachers as scheduled to commence on Monday, 11th January, 2021.

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According to them, Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) recognizes the enormous impact that the prolonged closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had on education especially learners.

Cognizant of the negative impact of prolonged school closures on learning, Management has developed guidelines and resources to support schools, teachers and students recover learning loss.

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The statement issued by the Deputy Director-General in charge of Quality and Assurance Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, Management directs that Schools at all levels from KG to Junior High Schools use the first 8 weeks of reopening to begin recovery learning interventions. This will include assessment of all learners to ascertain their level on knowledge, using differentiated teaching methods to support and closely observe of learners progress.

He further said, Management will provide detailed Reopening Guidelines as well as Guidelines and Resources for Recovering Learning Losses prior to reopening.

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“In light of this, the Common Core Programme training slated for Monday January 11, 2021 at the school level to prepare JHS 1 teachers is postponed. A new date will be communicated in due time.” The statement said.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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