A five-day workshop has been organised for lecturers of the Department of Basic and Early Childhood Education, under the Faculty of Educational Studies of the University of Education, Winneba,
The workshop which took place at the Volta Hotel, Akosombo in the Eastern Region of Ghana, was to introduce the lecturers to the new Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) curriculum developed for basic schools in the country.
It was under the auspices of the Institute of Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development (ITECPD) of the University of Education, Winneba.
Speaking at the workshop, the Director of the ITECPD, Professor George Dampson, said the Management of the university places premium on the professional development of its lecturers, particularly under the institute, as their impact is felt directly on schools, hence the desire to support the workshop.
He maintained that lecturers of the departments involved in the workshop are the leaders in the implementation of the new B. Ed curriculum in the country and must, therefore, be abreast with the curriculum. This will enable them to train students to implement the new curriculum for the purpose it was formulated.
He was happy that the participants had the desire to learn and was hopeful that all gaps identified would be addressed.
He tasked Co-ordinators and Heads of Departments under ITECPD, to be innovative in making their departments effective and much sort after for teacher education, especially with the implementation of the new B.Ed curriculum.
The Dean of the Faculty of Educational Studies of UEW, Prof Samuel Hayford who represented the Vice-Chancellor, was hopeful, that participants will make use of the skills and knowledge acquired during the five days.