More Teachers build capacity on use of Play Based Learning Methodology

Rev. John Ntim Fordjour - Deputy Education Minister

By Hannah Dadzie

Deputy Minister of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour says Government is working assiduously to build the capacity of Teachers on the use of Play Based Learning Methodology, and other Interactive Teaching and Learning Approaches. 

In line with this, fifty-four Lecturers at the University of Education, Winneba, have been trained on learning through Play, to build their competences. 

Speaking at the Annual National Level Forum on Learning Through Play in Accra, Rev Ntim Fordjour said this will improve the quality of education at an early stage. 

The Annual Level Forum on “Learning through play” jointly organized by Right to Play and the Ministry of Education, is a platform for policymakers, educationists, teachers, parents, guardians and Ghanaians in general, to discuss the importance of play in teaching and learning. 

The Forum also affords participants the opportunity to discuss latest research work on playful learning relevant to the Ghanaian context. 

Deputy Minister of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour said play is becoming a very important tool in the learning process in the country’s education system. He therefore called on stakeholders to work together to champion play based learning.

Country Director of Right to Play, Josephine Mukakalisa, said the approach should be encouraged since it serves as motivation for children to learn and be more creative.

The Northern Regional Director of Education, Dr. Peter Attafuah commended Right to Play for its continuous efforts at making learning attractive and easier to students.

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