Teachers in Obuasi trained on new GES curricular
AngloGold Ashanti has organized a workshop for Junior High School teachers in Obuasi Municipal and Obuasi East District to prepare them for the new Ghana Education Service (GES) curricular.

Date Created : 6/30/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Susana Danso/

The training is also to improve the Basic Education Certificate Examination pass rate in Obuasi which currently stands at ninety percent (90%) to ninety-six percent (96%).

Anglogold Ashanti also presented ten (10) laptops to Obuasi East and Obuasi Municipal Education Directorates. The laptops were donated by RIGWORLD, a Sub-contractor of AGA.

The participants who were mainly English, Mathematics, Science, Social studies and Religious and Moral Education teachers were taken through differentiated approach to teaching and learning, mode of assessment and a monitoring plan, assessment protocols and process, how to group learners and provide specific, tailor-made teaching to each group, during the period.

Kwabena Owusu Nketia, the Obuasi East District Director of Education underscored the benefit of refresher courses for teachers. He said it is important for teachers to improve and be abreast with modern trends in education.

He commended the AGA’s enormous contributions toward Education in Obuasi. He said, so far, the various interventions by AngloGold towards teaching and learning are already yielding some positive outcomes.

He was optimistic that the 4 days training will help equip the teachers with the knowledge and skills to enable them to make positive impacts on their students.

Madam Mavis Nana Yaa Kyei the Social Development and Gender superintendent of AngloGold speaking to the said once the teachers are able to adapt to the new skills in teaching, they will be able to impact it unto their students which will result in improvement in their BECE performance.

She disclosed that the AngloGold Ashanti in support of local Assemblies’ commitment to education development in Obuasi, through its 3-year Social Management Plan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Obuasi Municipal and Obuasi East District Directorates of Education.

Madam Yaa Kyei said the MOU is to jointly implement a 3-year Basic Education Improvement Project with the aim of contributing to increasing the BECE pass rate from 86.6 percent in 2018 to 90 percent by 2021.

She revealed that the highly successful 3-year Socio-economic Management Plan has birthed a 10-year Socio-economic Management Plan which has education highly featured. She mentioned that there are three (3) pillars in the Plan and the key to the Improved Social Development Plan is education.

” In education, we seek to bridge the infrastructural gap, especially at the basic school level, donate teaching and learning materials to schools, a continent with infrastructural capacity workshops, promote STEM and support ICT education “, She added.