Sixty-eight facilitators (teachers) have undergone a four-day refresher training course in Complementary Basic Education (CBE) in languages, such as Likpakpaalin, Dagbanli, and Gonja at Gushegu, Karaga, and Damango districts of the Northern Region.
One thousand, seven hundred (1,700) children are to benefit from the CBE programme in the three districts.
The CBE classes are based on a phonic and syllabic approach to mother tongue literacy, which enable children to read and write within a nine-month period.
Mr Ernest Nniakyire, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for CBE at Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT), who addressed one of the closing ceremonies at Gushegu, said the facilitators comprised 24 from Gushegu, 24 from Karaga and 20 from Damango.
Mr Nniakyire said the facilitators were taken through how to prepare learners for integration into the primary school system, and CBE method of facilitating reading, among others.
He appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to provide teachers in schools undertaking CBE, to encourage more
out-of-school to enrol into the CBE programme, particularly those from the deprived communities.
Mr Jawol Bisunna Titus, CBE Coordinator for Gushegu appealed to the facilitators to prepare the minds of the learners well for them to enter formal education. GNA