The Informer (Monrovia)

15 February 2013

Liberia: MOE Builds Over 200 Teachers' Capacity

The Ministry of Education, through the Center for Excellence, yesterday started a two-day training workshop on strategic teaching methods for primary and secondary school teachers.

Speaking to reporters at the William V. S. Tubman High School on 12th Street Sinkor, where the training is taking place, the Curriculum Specialist at the Ministry of Education, Asta Kaba, said that the training is intended to build teachers' capacity so that they can perform efficiently in impacting knowledge to students.

Madam Kaba said even though some of the teachers are trained, the two-day training session is very strategic and will add more flavor to their teaching experience.

She asserted that the Ministry of Education's objectives is to see teachers adapt some new methodologies of teaching that will positively impact on students.

Madam Kaba: "Not only do we want to see teachers in the classrooms presenting lessons, but a kind of teaching that will give quality education to our students.

According to Madam Kaba, similar training will soon be carried out in Margibi County as part of the decentralization process.

For her part, the Assistant Minister for Basic and Secondary Education at the Ministry of Education, Felecia Sackey Doe Sumah, said that the training is very important because it will enhance secondary schools teachers' performances in class room.

She called on participants to take the workshop seriously so that they can be able to make the difference in their method of teaching.

More than 200 teachers mostly selected from public schools across Montserrado County are attending the two-day training session.

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