UCC Builds Capacity of Colleges of Education Tutors

The Institute of Education has organised a two-day subject-based workshop for a cross-section of tutors from 44 public and 6 private Colleges of Education in the country. The first session catered for two tutors each for both English Language and Mathematics from each college and the second session had three science tutors in Physics, Chemistry and Biology respectively representing each college. In all, 350 tutors will benefit from the workshop comprising 100 each for both English language and Mathematics and 150 science tutors. Explaining the rationale behind the workshop, the Director of the Institute, Prof. Frederick Ocansey said reports from the Chief Examiners have identified English Language, Science and Mathematics presenting some challenges for both tutors and students in teaching and learning, hence the concentration of these courses. “As you have probably observed, the mode and structure of the current workshop is different from the previous one. Apart from the fact that the workshops were organised just before marking sessions, the workshops focused on all disciplines/subjects taught at Colleges of Education. The current round of workshops have been de-coupled from marking sessions”, he stressed. Another reason the Director proffered was that, it was to serve as Training of Trainers workshop so participants were expected to go back to their respective Colleges to organise similar workshops to train their colleagues in the skills and knowledge they would acquire from the workshop. Prof. Ocansey entreated participants to use the opportunity to evaluate activities of the Institute to help in the planning of future activities. The Institute mentors all the Colleges of Education and in view of this, Prof. Ocansey assured that series of workshops had been planned for all categories of workers of Colleges of Education.