19 February 2013

Liberia: Several Teachers Benefit From BOSTA's W'shop

The Borough School Teachers Association has ended a two-day training workshop intended to buttress the efforts of government and build the capacity of the Borough Teachers. The workshop was held at Jewel Howard Taylor Elementary School in New Kru Town which brought together eight facilitators and 300 teachers from the various schools on the Bushrod Island.

Topics treated included New Teaching Methodology or Phonics, Dynamic of writing skills and reading comprehension, social Guarding Counseling, Lesson Planning, Testing and Evaluation, Importance of Records Keeping, Class Room Management, and School Community Relationship.

The organizer of the workshop, Robert Teah said the workshop was aimed at building teachers' capacity to be well effective and efficient in teaching the students the best classroom lessons.

The organization was founded in 2009 with the objective of providing basic training skills to public and private teachers with its members to reduce illiteracy through acknowledging the young people in the classroom. Mr. Teah said further that the organization has over 1,840 members and are always regular in activities.

He explained that to equip teachers' skill, workshops are held twice each year so that Liberia can cope with other countries in the World.

The facilitator, Alfred Nagbe said teachers should teach the appropriate lessons to the students to enable them learn to the best of their expectations and become useful in the society. He stressed the significance of 'teacher-student relationship' to always be fostered.

According to him, it is very disheartening that some teachers fail to provide the requisite lessons the students need as required by the Ministry of Education Curriculum in collaboration with WAEC'S syllabus.

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