Teacher Professional Development

PLC Session With T-Tel Board Chair Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah

PLC Session with T-Tel Board Chair Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah; The Ghana Education Service, in partnership with T-Tel, has introduced Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in Senior High Schools throughout the country. This is in preparation for the new senior high school curriculum.

To support these sessions, teachers are provided with resource materials, including National Teaching Standards (NTS) and PLC handbooks. Once a week, teachers gather for an hour-long PLC session.


Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are groups of educators who come together to focus on professional development and improve instruction and student learning. PLCs are collaborative in nature, with participants actively engaging in inquiry, reflection, and collaboration to enhance their practice.



Supervisors are sent to schools to monitor the progress of the program.

During the sixth session of the PLC in Academy of Christ the King SHS, they had the privilege of being monitored by renowned educationist and T-Tel Board Chair, Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah.

Professor Anamuah-Mensah did not simply observe but actively participated in the session, answering challenging questions that arose.

According to Prof. Anamuah-Mensah, PLC sessions are not just a means of organizing teachers, but a way to enhance their professionalism.

The objective is for teachers to become autonomous learners who can continue their professional growth outside of school and program hours.

Many teachers, after completing their university or college education, rely solely on that knowledge without further updating it. Therefore, it is crucial for teachers to engage in professional learning communities to enhance their skills, teaching methodologies, and acquire 21st-century skills. He said.

Community of Learning

One way that schools can foster relationships with the community is by inviting parents to participate in short courses or tutorials, especially schools in deprived areas he mentioned.

About Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah

Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education Winneba from 1998 to 2007, currently serves as the Board Chair of T-Tel.

He is a highly respected educationist and also serves as the Key Advisor for Curriculum Reform and the Executive Chair of the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) program.

In addition, Prof. Anamuah-Mensah is the Chairman of Open Learning Exchange, an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of learning in Ghanaian schools through the use of technology, including the development of an open digital education library accessible online and offline.

With his vast experience and expertise, he is committed to improving teacher education and the learning experience in Ghana. Previously, he served as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape

Coast (UCC) and was the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education Winneba (UEW) for nine years. UEW is Africa’s first university dedicated to teacher education.

Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah has made significant contributions to education in Africa through his various roles and initiatives. His leadership in T-Tel and dedication to improving the teaching profession through PLC sessions are helping to enhance the skills and professionalism of teachers across Ghana.

Teachers Share Their Feedback on PLC Sessions in Schools with Seekersnewsgh

Seekersnewsgh recently reached out to its audience, specifically teachers, to gather feedback on the Professional Learning Community (PLC) sessions being conducted in their schools.

The majority of respondents expressed their satisfaction and gratitude towards the sessions, as it allowed them to explore various instructional approaches and rectify common mistakes made in the classroom.

On the contrary, there were a few individuals who expressed their dissatisfaction with the sessions due to the inconvenience of having to travel long distances while their students were on vacation.

These individuals perceived the sessions as a waste of time.

Overall, the feedback received varied, with some applauding the PLC sessions and others expressing their reservations.

Seekersnewsgh looks forward to collecting more feedback on this matter.

Question, How is the PLC going in your school ?

Here are few comments;


Kwasi Innocent
Going very well in my school, so much enlightened

El Orm
Kwasi Innocent Is there any difference between this and Edutech we learnt at the university?

Kwasi Innocent
El Orm the difference Is making it real in the classroom and helping the learners practice

Kwao Bernice
Great and interesting

B Nortey

PLC must be abolished. Two hours of instructional time been wasted per week multiply by 12. It is equal to given the students 4 days holiday.

Narrows Kings
Plc its very interesting

Instead of fighting for research allowance, they brought this stupid PLC thing.

SA B ; mese menua

You see it as stupid because you’re adamant to change. So after your research, what will be the outcome of the lives of the young ones? Still chewing and pouring right? ….. Be the change and stop unnecessary attacks. If you want a research allowance, voice it out but don’t downgrade PLC because you can’t cope.

D A;  PLC is used to waste time. Why can’t it be about a week or two workshop and we are done?

Intimidation and witch hunting 🫢🤣

I tot plumbing work ooo…. please what is the meaning……

J M – A
A D;  Professional Learning Community….

J M – A;  kk God bless you

Now being used as intimidating tool by our BOSSES

J B;  Just try and cope. Nothing good comes so easily.

Danso Richfield
Going on well in my school

Vivian Duku


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Peter N. Djangmah is a multifaceted individual with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and blogging. With a firm belief in the power of digital education and science, I am affectionately known as the Private Minister of Information. Connect with me
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