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14.10.2006 Education

Bolgatanga Municipal Directorate Of Education Reviews Performance Of Schools

By GNA
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A research conducted on the performance of basic schools within Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region this year, revealed that 63 per cent of schools in the area have no "system" to check teachers' lesson plans and schemes of work.

The research conducted by Bolgatanga Municipal Directorate of Education and Link Community Development (LCD), an NGO working in the area of education development, also indicated that 70 per cent of schools have no records of teachers' assessment of pupils and 93 per cent of head teachers did not keep records on classroom observations. None of the School Management Committees (SMC) undertook classroom observations.

The research recommended that education training officers and NGOs involved in educational development should devise training modules that would enable head teachers monitor teaching and learning. It noted that this would help equip head teachers to effectively keep records on classroom observations.

The research said, school-based support should be provided to assist head teachers establish monitoring systems in the schools. It recommended the formation of SMCs and sensitised on their role in monitoring teaching and learning.

They should in addition, be trained to observe lessons and keeping of record findings.

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