In a bid to help execute a nation-wide school language mapping exercise, the Faculty of Ghanaian Languages Education of the College of Languages Education, UEW, in partnership with the USAID Ghana Partnership for Education-Learning has held a training workshop from 6th -11th February, 2016.

The workshop, held at Windy Lodge, Winneba in the Central Region had supervisors and research assistants recruited to assist in this nation-wide exercise in attendance. The key objective of the school language mapping project is to collect data on the representation of Ghanaian languages in the early grades thus, KG 1 to primary 3, of schools in Ghana. Also, the training workshop was intended to equip participants with the necessary skills in field data collection and in the use of appropriate technologies in data collection and transfer.

The first session of the workshop which began on Monday, 6th February to Wednesday, 8th February, 2017 drew participants from 59 districts across 9 administrative regions of Ghana where data is to be collected under the project. The participants of the first session were made up of 9 supervisors and 110 research assistants deployed to districts within the southern sectors of Ghana to undertake this exercise.

The second session of the training spanning from Thursday, 9th February, to Saturday, 11th February, 2017 saw 11 supervisors and 103 research assistants participating. These supervisors and research assistants have been tasked to collect data in districts within the northern sectors of Ghana. The workshop facilitators included the Principal of the College of Languages Education, Prof. Ephraim Aveah Nsoh, and two Senior Lecturers in the College, Dr. Charles Owu-Ewie and Dr. Samuel Awinkine Atintono, who doubled as principal investigators for the project. Two learning officers from USAID, Mr. Johnson Boakye-Yiadom and Mr. Bismark Owusu Adusei were also part of the workshop facilitators.

Source: Dr. Samuel Awinkine Atintono