The Northern Regional Director of Education Mrs Elizabeth De-Souza has challenged teachers to introduce innovative techniques into their teaching methods to make learning more lively, interesting and adventurous for pupils.
She said “Some of the old style of teaching in schools is not enough to induce pupils to be more proactive, inquiring in the use of the great part of their mental faculties especially the Right Hand Side to make them more imaginative, innovative and creative thus, making education more qualitative, ”
Mrs De-Souza made the statement at the 3rd speech and prize giving day of Tamale International School (TIS ) in Tamale.
She said quality education allowed for the use of various senses, interests and attitudes to be deployed to fulfil the cognitive or attitudinal needs of most learners.
In a speech read on his behalf, the Regional Minister Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba said the government would continue to adequately motivate teachers to enable them play their roles in the education sector to bring about national development.
He equally called on teachers to strive hard to upgrade themselves and acquire new skills and knowledge in order to make their lessons more understandable to the pupils.
The minister commended the school for recording 100 per cent in the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE ) and for winning most of the competitions that the school had participated in.
The Chairman of the Board of Governors of TIS, Dr Francis Obeng attributed the excellent performance of the school to effective collaboration between teachers and parents.
“In the quest for quality education for their wards, parents have continued to partner the school administration and for that matter government in the management of the school by contributing both cash and kind over the past decades”, he stated.
He said parents through the efforts of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) had provided all the furniture in the school in addition to office equipment, stationery, note books, exercise books and other teaching and learning materials.
“The PTA is paying the salaries of 21 employees who have been duly registered with the SSNIT and gives various sums as top –ups to teachers as a way of motivating them,” he mentioned.