The administration of the Kakata Rural Teacher’s Training Institute or KRTTI will this Monday, March 28, deploy nearly 220 trainees in schools across Margibi and Montserrado Counties.
The Academic Dean of KRTTI Madam Sorna F. Sherrif said, the trainees will be assigned in both private and public schools in four educational districts in the two Counties. She named the four educational districts as Todee, Marshall, Kakata and Gibi, respectively.
She said the targeted institutions in these districts are considered as catchment schools and they were selected based on merit, adding that in the history of KRTTI, this is the first time the Institute is assigning trainees outside of Kakata.
According to her, this is meant to allow incoming teachers to gain outside experience. Madam Sherrif further explained the trainees will spend about three months outside which is two academic periods (5th and 6th) at their respective areas of assignment after which they will be recalled.
Meanwhile, as part of preparing the way for the trainees, KRTTI has ended a one-day workshop for heads of schools from the four districts. Dean Sherrif said the workshop was intended to solicit views of heads of schools on how the trainees could become the best during and after the exercise.
She indicated that participants from the workshop will serve as mentors to the trainees that will be assigned in their various schools, and called on the trainees to be focus. Edited by Jonathan Browne