GES To Roll Out Nationwide Professional Learning Community Sessions

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The Ghana Education Service, GES , has announced plans for a nationwide rollout of Professional Learning Community (PLC) sessions in all Senior High Schools (SHSs) and Senior High Technical Schools (SHTSs) in Ghana.

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Speaking at a five-day training session for a 100-member National Training Team comprising representatives from GES, T-TEL, Senior High Schools and Colleges of Education, Ms. Faustina Graham, from the Schools and Instructions Unit at GES, emphasized the importance of the training, stating:

“We believe that the national rollout of PLC will enhance the quality of education in Ghana. We are committed to ensuring that all teachers have access to the resources and support they need to provide high-quality education in our schools.”

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Ms. Beryl Opong-Agyei, the National Secondary Education Coordinator at Transforming Teaching, Education and Learning (T-TEL), who is supporting GES with the national roll-out, expressed her appreciation to all participants for their interest in the roll-out of PLCs in senior high schools. She further highlighed the importance of PLCs in improving the professional competence of teachers.

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“You are the people to train and support the teachers to adopt best practices to improve the quality of their teaching,” she said.

The training was led by GES with support from Professor Jonathan Fletcher, Key Advisor for Teaching and Learning Partnerships at T-TEL.

The Ghana Education Service, as part of its ongoing professional development strategy, has instituted Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to support KG, Primary, Junior High School (JHS) heads, curriculum leads and Teachers in the ongoing implementation of the new curricula. In a recent evaluation, it was found that these weekly sessions have had a significant impact on improving teaching and learning in the schools, providing a strong evidence base for the national scale-up of the approach.

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