17 February 2013

Liberia: MOE Enhances Teachers' Skills

In its effort aimed at improving the educational sector of the country which includes the upgrading of skills of teachers and other didactic staff, the Ministry of Education has begun a two-day training workshop.

The workshop which started February 14 and ended the 15th instant, according to officials, aimed to enhance the skills of public school teachers.

It brought together over 200 public school teachers from all the districts in Montserrado County was aimed at helping teachers develop the interactive style of teaching to enhance student's confidence and increase the capacity to learn what have been taught.

Speaking to journalists at the start of the workshop, Mrs. Felicia Doe Somah, Acting Minister for Basic and Secondary Education said the workshop would enhance teachers' ability to teach students interactively, bringing them together to share experiences and learn from one another.

Min. Somah added "since all aspects of an individual learning process is significant, teachers from grades one to twelve were encouraged to form part of the training."

"The Ministry of Education intends to take the training session to the remaining 14 counties so that teachers there can benefit from the training as well," she said.

The Minister expressed optimism that at the end of the program, students would see an improved output from teachers, adding that student/teacher interaction will be much more cordial, thus creating a suitable learning environment.

For her part, mathematics Teacher and Curriculum Specialist at the Ministry of Education said teachers should see the training as a learning session and should practice what they learn in the classroom for the benefit of Liberia's future leaders.

She also admonished participating teachers to go back to their various schools and teach their colleagues what they have learned at the workshop.

The workshop brought together teachers of mathematics, science and language arts.

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