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A policy dialogue workshop to make education inclusive, participating and adaptive for all stakeholders begun in Accra yesterday.
The 2-day policy dialogue is aimed at deliberating on the Impressive Pedagogies Task, an educational plan, and soliciting ideas and data on the gaps and boundaries in the country’s academic system.
It is an initiative by the Ministry of Schooling in collaboration with the Institute of Academic Setting up and Administration (IEPA) with support from the Education and learning Fee, United States.
Dr Sam Awuku, Lead, Progressive Pedagogies Project, in a presentation yesterday said the Education Commission in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the entire world, felt the have to have for governments to appear with each other to deliberate on instruction to be certain that finding out crisis prior to COVID-19 did not repeat by itself.
He claimed the fee functioning with stakeholders engaged 163 countries and designed a white paper referred to as “Help save our Future” which had 7 motion locations.
They were “Prioritise reopening educational facilities, provide vital companies to youngsters, and treat the workforce as frontline workers Make schooling inclusive, partaking, and adaptive and Reinforce the training workforce.”
Others included “Focus education engineering (EdTech) where by it is demonstrated to be helpful and most equitable Guard education and learning budgets and concentrate on public spending at those still left furthest guiding Mobilise intercontinental resources to completely finance education and Use resources far better by enhancing proof era, coordination, alignment, and usefulness.”
He said the intention of the challenge was to make political consciousness about these spots and the have to have for nations to be intentional about making instruction method adaptive, adding that “if we do not do that and a different pandemic strikes, how would education answer swiftly?” he queried.
Dr Awuku reported that was the motive the three international locations, including Ghana, Rwanda and Kenya, the place the task was being initiated were being to discover gaps in their academic devices and solve them.
He said there was the pressing will need for education to change in purpose, from competency and competitiveness in the market to co-existence and sustainable living.
The Director-Common, IEPA, Dr Michael Boakye-Yiadom, in an interview with the Ghanaian Times stated that the undertaking which was in its very first period and began past month, was to include principal university learners and assure that they had been engaged similarly for the identical final results, just after they had been taught.
He pressured that the venture was also to forestal understanding crisis wherever “young children at a particular age are anticipated to demonstrate some competencies and skills, specifically in numeracy and literacy but are unable to.”
Dr Boakye-Yiadom stated the institute was excited about the task because it was committed to instructional setting up, top quality education and learning and fairness difficulties in education and learning.