The country’s education system is gradually changing learning outcomes through various initiatives being implemented by the Education Ministry in collaboration with other partners, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has said.
MoE’s comment comes after the Deputy Minister for Education, John Ntim Fordjour, announced that Play-Based Methodology (PBM) learning will be implemented in all basic schools across the country to enhance teaching.
“The Play-Based Methodology project 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,” he said during his visit at Oshiyie Municipal Assembly Basic School.
John Ntim Fordjour also mentioned the Ghana Accountability and Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) being another intervention being implemented by the Education Ministry with funding from the World Bank.
The Deputy Education Minister explained that the primary objective of GALOP is to enhance the quality of education in underperforming basic schools while promoting equity and accountability within the education sector in Ghana.
The Play-Based Methodology (PBM) learning being implemented by the Right To Play in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in some selected basic schools in the country is one such intervention changing learning outcomes.
The introduction of PBM comes after Education Specialist with Right to Play Ghana, Kwabena Gao has asked the government to implement Play Based Learning in the curriculum of Basic schools in the country.
In an interview with Univers News, Kwabena Gao debunked claims of Play Based Learning being a waste of time for children. This he said will support learners to feel free to participate in teaching and learning in the classroom.