Professional Development is very important as it gives the individual professional opportunities to learn and apply new knowledge and skills that can help them in their job and further their career. Professional development is all about building ones skill set and knowledge base for ones field.
The National Teaching Council(NTC) which is now mandated by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020( Act 1023, section 59) to regulate the Teaching Profession in Ghana introduced A New Point-Based Assessment which is to help determine which license holding staff of the Ghana Education Service qualifies to renew their License if it expires or becomes due to renewal. On this note, it has become very expedient for every teacher to attend professional workshops as to help in these point accumulations.
Komenda College of Education currently being the only Teacher Training College with The Teachers Continuous Professional Development Accreditation from NTC in collaboration with the KEEA Educational Directorate organized a resource packed three days sensitization workshop for the Basic and Secondary Teachers in the Municipality from 24th to 26th November at Archbishop Porters Girls Polytechnic- Elmina.
The Acting Vice Principal-Mr. Theophlius Kweku Bassaw who stood in for Very. Rev Kwesi Nkum Wilson(PhD) during his opening remarks admonished the participants to update and upgrade themselves as investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
In attendance include Teachers from the Elmina circuit, Ntranoa, Essaman, Abirim Agona, Ayensudo, kissi, Komenda and Dominase Circuits. Each participant paid only Gh¢65.00 which covered their resource materials for the workshop, snack and lunch.
Dignitaries who came around to ensure the smooth flow of the event include, The Principal of Komenda College of Education , the Regional Director Of Education for KEEA and The KEEA Municipal Education Director.
Topics discussed and taught by Able and competent resource personnels were;
1.CPD Framework and Point Building System
2. Teacher Licensing and the Teachers Portal.
3. The National Teacher Standard and Compliance
4. The Ghana Teacher Prize
5. Educational Regulatory Bodies Act 2020, ct 1023
These resource personals are Mr. Daniel Nkum, Mr. Godwin Attobra, Mr. Benjamin Henry Taylor and Mr. Joseph Amonoo Sekyi who is also the coordinator for the Training and Development Unit of Komenda College of Education.
Close to 1300 Teachers were in Attendance as everybody was ready and eager to imbibe new knowledge and insight as to enhance their Teaching.
Participants were really glad and majority expressed their joy and excitement and how skillful the facilitators were in their delivery. Some who spoke with Assai Hill News also confirmed their expectations were meant and as such will ever be available to attend any workshop the college will embark on..
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