Start date: 09/12/2018
End date: 31/08/2019
the female upper primary science and mathematics project was initiated by GNAT to equip upper primary female teachers with content knowledge and pedagogical skills in science and mathematics. The project was occasioned by our realization that majority of female teachers in ghana teach in primary schools, particularly the lower primary.
It was also discovered that more of these teachers have low content knowledge and lack of adequate pedagogical skills to offer any quality teaching as far as science and mathematics are concerned. The trend is nt surprising though, since ghana has, for at least, the past few decades recorded low attainments amongst students in science and mathematics at all levels.
The project targets upper primary female teachers, who after a year long on-the-job training will become resource persons for their schools, clusters and circuits.
The project targets a deprived district in each year. Not less than eighty participants are trained. The project involves at least four (4) sessions of training workshops and field trips to participating schools. Each participating school is given almost all equipment required for the teaching and learning of science and mathematics
1. Equip female teachers of primary schools content knowledge and pedagogical skills in science and mathematics
2. Motivate female pupils in science and mathematics
3. Create a school-based core of resource persons for science and mathematics
4. Networking participants for sharing of professional knowledge
1. Training workshops in primary science and mathematics for participants
2. Supply of science and mathematics equipment to participating schools
3. Follow-up to schools of participants
4. Follow-up workshops for participants
5. Identification of challenges from the perspective of participants
6. Finding solution to challenges through peer review
7. At least four follow-up visits to participating schools
8. Graduation of participants and award of certificates
1. The establishment of science corners in all the participating schools
2. Teachers in the participating schools taking interest in school-based insets, with female graduates of the programme serving as resource persons
3. Lessons now more investigative and child-centred
4. School environments improved, with the planting of trees and flowers, AS
Ghana National Association of Teachers
Mathew Adjardjah: Kuma6469@yahoo.com