SACOST Trains Mathematics and Science Teachers in the Effutu Municipality

The Centre for School and Community Science and Technology Studies (SACOST) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has organised a two day skills training workshop for Basic and Senior High School Mathematics and Science Teachers in the Effutu Municipality.

The workshop sought to promote innovative contextualised teaching for Science and Mathematics Teachers in the Effutu Municipality. It was also to equip the teachers with inventive ways to make the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics very easy for male and female students in the Municipality.

Left to right; Prof. Kolawole Raheem, Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, Mr. Emmanuel Kutorglo and Mr. Francis Akrono

The Deputy Registrar, Institute for Educational Research and Innovation Studies (IERIS), UEW, Mr. Francis Akrono assured the teachers that his outfit would continue organising similar workshops to sharpen their teaching skills in order to help the students improve on their knowledge in Science and Mathematics.

Lecturers from the Departments of Integrated Science and Basic Education took the teachers through several innovative contextualised ways of teaching subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics as well as hands on activities.  They were also taught to make Teaching and Learning Materials (TLMs) from their environment.

Some of the presenters (from L-R) Ms. Rebecca Esi Quansah, Mr. Charles Essiam, Mrs. Nelly Sakyi-Hagan and Mr. Ahmed K. Amihere

Additionally, the teachers were taught how to connect, relate and link Mathematics and Science classrooms to the activities in the communities in which the students live so that the students would find it interesting to learn.

Among the lecturers who took the teachers through the presentations were Mr. Charles Essiam, Ms. Rebecca Esi Quansah, Mrs. Nelly Sakyi-Hagan and Mr. Ahmed K. Amihere.

Other officials from the University present were the first Vice-Chancellor, UEW and Director, IERIS, Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah; Director, Office for Institutional Advancement (OIA), Prof. S. K. Asiedu-Addo; Head, SACOST, Prof. Kolawole Raheem; and Member of the Research Team, TLMs for SACOST and Head, Academic Affairs, Ajumako Campus, Mr. Emmanuel Kutorglo.

There were representatives from the Ghana Education Service (GES) Winneba. These included the Municipal Coordinator, Science, Technology, Mathematics and Innovation Education (STMIE), Ms. Mildred Boafo; Municipal Coordinator, Guidance and Counselling, Mrs Gertrude Effeh Brew; and Municipal Training and Staff Development Officer, Mr. Stephen Degboe Kwasi Botchway.

Attendees in a group picture after the skills training workshop