ITECPD Ends Workshop for Mentors in the Northern Sector
The Institute for Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development (ITECPD), University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has ended a two week intensive training workshop for selected headteachers and mentors under the School Internship Programme (SIP), in the northern sector of the country.
The workshop under the theme: “Training and Retraining Mentors for the School Internship Programme”, was intended to equip mentor with the philosophy and teaching standards required to train student-teachers of UEW on internship into world-class professionals.
Speaking at the closing of the workshop at the Wadoma Royale Hotel, Abuakwa-Kumasi, the Director, ITECPD, Prof. George Dandy Dampson, averred that the workshop was an expression of the great value that the Management of UEW and ITECPD attach to the professional development of mentors in the mentoring process.
Director of ITECPD, Prof. George Dandy Dampson
He implored participants to go back to their various schools to take control of the mentoring process and let the world admire their art of teaching.
“As headmasters and teachers in our partnership schools, you play a key role in shaping our student-teachers. This workshop, my dear participants, has undoubtedly provided you with new ideas, competencies, capabilities, technical know-hows and strategies that you can use in your various schools to inspire, guide and improve other teachers, mentees and yourselves, to adapt positively to the realities of the teaching profession.”
Some participants from the Northern Sector of the country
Prof. Dampson, expressed gratitude to participants for demonstrating a high level of interest, participating and contributing enthusiastically to activities and their admirable desire to learn at the workshop.
He promised to work on the challenges militating against the partnership with the schools to strengthen the existing bonds.
The Course Representative for the last group, Mr. Richard Akumbas Ayabilla, in giving his impressions on the workshop, commended ITECPD for the quality of facilitators assembled and their delivery at the workshop.
He promised that participants will replicate the training at their various schools to build the capacity of other mentors who were not privileged to be at the workshop.
“This course, I think is even more than a one month course. I saw myself back in the University classroom learning so many things. We are proud of UEW and I’ll recommend UEW to so many people.”