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21.03.2008 Education

UK Basic School Heads On Educational Tour

By Times Reporter - newtimesonline.com

HEADS of eight public and private basic schools in Accra and Tema have hosted the heads of 14 basic schools from North London, in the United Kingdom, as part of their three-day tour of the country.

The heads were from the Presec Staff Primary School, Pantang Hospital Junior High School, Presec Staff D/A Basic Schools, Haatso Calvary Basic School, Tema Parents Basic School, Deks Educational Institute and Bexhill Complex Schools.

The heads took part in a conference, organised by the British Council to discuss how best to motivate school children to learn while providing them with the opportunity of networking and developing links between schools.

During the tour, they familiarised themselves with the methods of teaching and learning in the participating schools.

The hosts and their counterparts exhausted ideas at the conference which sought to lead to a change in the areas of shared vision, shared commitment and to drive home the point that leaders are also learning.

At the end of the conference, last Friday, the heads passed a resolution regarding exchange programmes, ideas and letters between Ghanaian and British children, and good practices as well as the sustainability of future links.

Mr. Francis Nyalimegbe, head of Best Brains Institute, said after the conference that the exercise had been so useful that participants wished it had been extended to cover more schools.

He particularly expressed happiness about the concerns expressed by guests about the lack of supervision on the part of teachers when children were on break and said something ought to be done in that regard.

'The guests said teachers were supposed to keep an eagle eye on students when they are on break to keep them out of mischief, so that the younger ones are not bullied,' he stated.

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