A teachers’ journal to assist enhance the teaching of the English language in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa has been launched at British Council in Kumasi.
It would serve as a useful resource for capacity building – to improve the professional competencies of English teachers, to significantly boost their performance in the classroom. The quarterly journal was developed and published by Midstream Literary Agency (MLA).
Mr. Evans Owusu Amankwaa, Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, indicated that the lack of effective avenues for professional development of teachers was a major contributory factor to the decline in the quality of education. This was what the journal, sponsored by the Tony Elumenu Foundation, sought to tackle, he added.
He said the idea was to introduce English teachers to best teaching practices and standards.
Mr Akwasi Osei Bonsu, acting Director of Human Resource at the Forestry Commission, said continued professional training and development opportunities were vital for building a competent team – to achieve high level of performance.
He encouraged teachers to go the extra mile to upgrade their professional skills.