A three-day psychosocial and pedagogy follow-up training workshop for teachers has begun in Ganta, Nimba County, bringing together 47 participants from all 12 educational districts of the county.
The coordinator for parent-community engagement and national dropout prevention at the Ministry of Education, Madam Comfort Summerville, says the training is the second phase of the psychosocial and pedagogy training for teachers, which started in 2015.
She says the objective is to train teachers how to handle situation in the classroom and how to teach and handle psychosocial issues. Madam Summerville explains topics include classroom management, lesson planning, code of conduct, and professional standards for teachers, amongst others.
She notes that the Ministry of Education is adding these new dynamisms to the profession because it encourages students and teachers to play a participatory role in the classroom, which will enhance the learning process.
She says the workshop is being sponsored by USAID through UNICEF, and looks forward to seeing the participants return to their various institutions to put in practice skills acquired.
Nimba County Education Officer, Moses Dologbay, is optimistic that the training will help the teachers after the huge psychosocial impact from the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease on the educational sector. CEO Dologbay continues that the training enable participants to deal with trauma and other effects associated with post-Ebola era here.
By Franklin Doloquee/Nimba-Editing by Jonathan Browne