Mr. Ackon James the Director of National Council of Private School Teachers, Charges on Private school Teachers as He believes the approach used by the teachers in teaching the ICT ( Computing) will cause problems for the JHS Students who will be getting Diploma Certificates after SHS.
Artificial intelligence, Programming, Database, Robotics, Web technology, He believes are technical Progammes which the Teachers needs extra Training to be able to Teach very well but as it stance Computing teachers do not have control over most of the sub-strands in the computing curriculum.
He calls on schools to train their Teachers and equip the students with the needed knowledge to help them in future.
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FUTURE OF OUR FIRST BATCH STUDENTS OF THE COMMON CORE PROGRAMME WHO WILL ATTAIN DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE AFTER SHS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR – NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS
As the Executive Director of the National Council of Private School Teachers (N-COPST) and also School administrator and ICT/Computing teacher, I can talk on authority that private schools who deny their Computing teachers (JHS Department) from attending CPD on Computing Subject under the Common Core Programme are not doing their students well and hardly can their students pass the Diploma examination at the end of SHS
It is clear that JHS Computing teachers are not given the students the required content even though they follow NaCCA approved Computing textbooks. These computing textbooks approved by NaCCA are of theory content where the sub-strands in the computing curriculum demand practical. Besides, most schools do not have computers to teach the subject and the teachers in question also lack effective improvisation skills
Private Schools are advised to desist from the idea that, training their teachers will be in vain because the teachers will leave for different school.
On the other hand, evidence shows that, Computing teachers do not have control over most of the sub-strands in the computing curriculum.
The following topics are done in theory manner which is wrong approach and as soon as possible, private schools should make sure to register their teachers to be members of N-COPST to receive FREE training on all the aspects (subjects) to shape the skills of their teachers
A. Artificial intelligence
E. Web technology
After that, let your teachers open this link https://ptp.ncopst.org, click on Create Account and fill the form to acquire DASHBOARD where all CPDs will be done and assessment
Ackon James; N-COPST Director (0540560643)