Views: 426 Bazaanaa Gertrude, Accra, Dec 12, 2018, Wed, 4:58pm Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and World Vision Ghana have held a liter...
Bazaanaa Gertrude, Accra, Dec 12, 2018, Wed, 4:58pm
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and World Vision Ghana have held a literacy boost project endline dissemination meeting at British Council hall in Accra.
The meeting was held last week.
The literacy boost program aimed at enhancing reading and writing skills in fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region.
The process was grouped in three categories; reading assessment, teacher training and community action.
The reading assessment was meant to establish a baseline of learning for students, provide teachers a better grasp of where the students are and giving them the ability to tailor curriculum effectively.
Literacy boost provides teachers with training that ensures they become fully literate and have a firm understanding of good teaching practice.
The program also emphasised the importance of continuing learning outside of the classroom.
In carrying out this, the project provides parents the tools needed for helping their children to read and write at home.
Chairman of the National Teaching Council, Prof. Eric Nyarko Sampson in his address expressed his excitement about the camp reading initiative where the community themselves are able to contribute to literacy instruction.
He outlined a number of programmes by National Teachers Council to improve teacher capacity in Ghana and ultimately improves learning, pre and post- service teacher professional development track.
He further said that, the results have demonstrated that a large number of children have started reading in fanteakwa and the gains to the District in the future were enormous.
He urged that, while the project comes to a close, it is important that the District Education office makes a conscious effort by developing a standard routine document and share with each such that any teacher who would be admitted to a school knows what practice he or she should continue with.
He said “this way, the best practices of the literacy boost project will live with the teachers and the children will continue to improve in reading and writing.”
Prof. Nyarko admonished “let’s us not forget the value of education so that we won’t feel sorry tomorrow.”
The Country Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in his remark, announced 1.3 million USD KOICA fund to support the implementation of the second phase of the KOICA – World Vision Literacy Boost project in Afram plains District in eastern Region, hoping that their cooperation in education will help more Ghanaians, particularly children to obtain basic education and literacy skills essential for creating effective learning outcomes.
In his own words “if we all can fully own and continue to support it by seeing reading skills or literacy as a lifetime investment, it can be done” he added by saying that” We have to continue in our efforts in sustaining social and behavioral change at all levels”
He spelled out that, KOICA’s global strategic vision is to have an inclusive development through quality education and ensure rights to education systems in partner countries while encouraging the participation of diverse stakeholders.
Mr. Yukyum Kim in his own words said “Literacy opens human potential and it is footing for every country’s development”