The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in collaboration with the Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF) is organizing an in-service training workshop for teachers, the programme is designed to update their knowledge and skills to be relevant to the child.
The one week programme, which is under the “GNAT/CTF Project Overseas in-Service Training Workshop,” has been running for the past 55 years for teachers in three regions every year on a rotational basis.
Under the GNAT – CTF / FCE overseas project, some topics have been designed for teachers serving in deprived and under-served areas, to improve their teaching skills, creativity and enhance greater community participation in the development of education in their respective communities.
Furthermore, an aspect of the programme, known as “The Beginning Teachers Mentorship,” is to help newly posted teachers who have not served more than three years in the system to find their feet in the realities of the teaching profession in Ghana and also equip both old and new teachers the skills to mentor others.
Courses to be held include basic administration, primary mathematics and science, special female mathematics and science, Junior High School (JHS) Mathematics, English, Science, French, social studies and JHS basic design and technology.
Others are SHS English, Mathematics and Integrated Science, General Paper for all in gender issues, whole school readiness for numeracy and literacy as well as bringing together beginning teachers mentorship.
The visiting eight Canadian tutors will be facilitating in the two courses of eight classes, made up of about 160 participants and also the general course on gender issues.
Purpose of GNAT – CTF
GNAT as a professional organization, believed in continuous education and professional development of its members because the industry which requires constant updating of one’s knowledge to become useful.”
As a major stakeholder in education in Ghana, GNAT believed in the right of every Ghanaian child to free quality basic education as enshrined in the 1992 Constitution and in the Social Development Goals (SDGs).
The course director pointed out that the future of the next generation was in the hands of the present crop of teachers, which meant that the future of Ghana was in the hands of teachers.
We cannot afford to fail the Ghanaian society, which have entrusted the future of the country into our hands. All teachers should strive to give nothing short of quality education to the Ghanaian child.
When GNAT talked of quality education in the country, it had quality, qualified and skilled teachers in mind, as drivers in the centre.
Training of quality teachers and maintaining them in the classroom, should be of primary concern to members, the government and all other stakeholders in the education enterprise.
“In our quest to raise education standards in the country, we must make sure we invest a lot into the basic training and subsequent in-service training of teachers around whom education revolves. Highly trained teachers should be able to use content, pedagogical and curriculum knowledge to stimulate deliveries and help pupils. Credit ; Graphicsonline.com
This year Application to take part 2023
DISTRIBUTION: ALL MEMBERS, GNAT- ASSIN NORTH/FOSO MUNICIPAL and CENTRAL REGION
2. Courses Available
Gender & Culture
APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GNAT – CTF/FCE
PROJECT OVERSEAS IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR 2023
Applications are invited from interested GNAT members in the Assin North/Foso Municipal for the 2023 GNAT/CTF
In Service Course as specified below:
1. Period for the Workshop Cohort 1 9th to 12th July, 2023
Cohort 2, 12th to 15th July, 2023
3. Participants Specifications
KG 1 & 2 Teachers
BS 1-3 Teachers
BS 4-6 Teachers
Headteachers or Assistant Headteachers
GNAT members in good standing
Participants should come along with Laptop/Android Phones and their NTC Logbooks
Participants are required to complete the attached Application Form for the course.
(you can also pick the forms from GNAT Secretariat).
Clossing date for submission of complete Application Forms to the District Secretary is Thursday 8th June, 2023.
Please note that Accomodation and meal will be provided for the period of the course. But T & T will not be paid.
More details Required