Play-based-methodology (PBM) learning with the Right to Play in collaboration with the Ministry of Education will soon be introduced in all basic schools across the country, the Deputy Minister for Education, John Ntim Fodjour has said.
The PBM, according to Ntim involves the training of teachers in how to use purposeful play method in teaching which in the end build the children’s confidence, leadership and communication skills as well as helps them become advocates for themselves and the community.
The Education Minister announced this when he paid a visit to the Oshiyie Municipal Assembly Basic School at Oshiyie in Accra on Monday.
The visit to the school was to see first-hand how the Play-Based Methodology learning project which in the subsequent academic year will be introduced in basic schools was impacting the learning process in the school.
Rev. Ntim Fordjour, who was excited observing how the pupils and their teachers studied through various purposeful playing activities commended the Right To Play for their initiative which has brought about many changes in the way the children were responding to the lessons.
“My experience in all the classrooms visited was awesome. The enthusiasm of teachers. You have one of the best teachers in the country
All our children are gifted and differently so and therefore we must provide a classroom that is positive, and conducive to support their learning. And if there is any obstacle in their way we would remove it so that they can achieve the highest dream possible,” he said.
The Country Director of Right To Play, Madam Josephine Mukakalisa, pledged to continue working very hard to ensure that the project continues to impact the lives of the pupils, their parents and the nation as a whole.
Again, she pledged to continue deepening the ties with all the stakeholders in the nation’s education sector to ensure the transformation of the nation’s economy through education.
The Play-based-methodology project currently operating in three regions and seven districts involves building the capacity of teachers in the project schools to improve their teaching and learning skills to effectively use the play-based learning methodology.