The Brong Ahafo Regional Education Directorate has called on teachers to ensure that at least, eighty percent of their students understand lessons thought in class before proceeding to other topics.
According to the directorate, the pase at which teachers rush to complete their given syllables is affecting performance of students and standards of education in the region and the country at large.
Speaking today on Ark in the morning with Kwabena Obeng Akrofi (the Royal Servant), the Brong Ahafo Regional public relations officer for the Directorate, Mr. Samuel Opoku Adjei indicated, the set standards of the Ministry of Education demands that “at least 80% of students must be able to understand what is being thought before a teacher can proceed to other topics”.
Meanwhile, according to him, teachers ignore these standards in their quest to meet deadline for syllable completion, a situation he claims has been negatively contributing to the fall in education in the country.
Mr. Adjei is however blaming external supervisors for the development, saying, they have refused to render their services as supervisors for various schools. “External supervisors are supposed to see to it that standards of education are met but as you can see, we have individual differences with different mindset”, he stressed.
He is therefore calling on teachers and all educational stakeholders to join forces in seeking for quality educational sector in the country.
On his part as an educationist, Mr. Norbert Gborgbortse commended the Brong Ahafo Regional Education Directorate for demonstrating professionalism as proper monitoring and supervision in their line of duty is ensured. “I will commend the education directorate for the kind of professionalism they have demonstrated as they do not sit in their offices to command but rather move to the grounds to witness what is actually happening there, he said.