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10.08.2009 Education

Circuit supervisors urged to intensify supervision in schools

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Tamale, Aug. 10, GNA - Mr. Edward Gayouni, Tamale Metropolitan Director of Education, has urged circuit supervisors and head teachers to strengthen their supervisory roles in schools to enhance teaching and learning.

He said the key to educational success lay in their hands, noting that the first line in the supervision of teaching and learning was in the hands of head teachers.

Mr. Gayouni said this at a three-day workshop for circuit supervisors, head teachers and teachers in Tamale on Saturday.

The workshop was on the theme: "Strengthening the capabilities of circuit supervisors and head teachers to supervise teaching and learning in schools".

Mr. Gayouni observed that if the head teacher was not adequately equipped with the knowledge and skills to supervise and monitor the process of teaching and learning then the right teaching outcomes would not be achieved.

He emphasise the need for head teachers to report to school early to set the tone for the day's activities, and also see to it that their teachers prepared lesson notes.

The Director of Education noted that some circuit supervisors did not ask for teachers' lesson plans or find out whether the lesson plans conformed to modern standards or not.

Mr. Gayouni expressed the hope that the workshop would address some of the deficiencies in the teaching and learning in schools, and make circuit supervisors and head teachers more responsive to their work.

Mr. Biikook Kpancher-Konlan, a UNICEF Education Officer said circuit supervisors and head teachers were very critical to the success of education in the country and therefore needed to have regular workshops to update their knowledge in modern trends of education.

He said although it was necessary for teachers to undertake further studies to improve upon themselves, they should not do it to the disadvantage of the pupils.

He said education now demanded the development of management skills in the administration of schools and urged head teachers to develop such skills for the effective running of their schools.

GNA

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