With technology, one may expect teachers to do away with the archaic paper way of preparing lesson notes. Again, a standard-based curriculum introduced recently, which requires teachers to leverage ICT tools to deliver content to pupils, should have even changed the narrative of compulsorily writing lesson notes on paper.
Teachers Must Prepare Lesson Notes in Written, Printed or in a Soft Copy Form – Adutwum to Teachers.
Sadly, teachers have bemoaned that Heads of Schools, Circuit Supervisors, and Education Officers refuse to accept lesson notes in soft copies.
However, it appears good news that the Minister for Education, and Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe, Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has come out to clear the air on such a matter. He said, though it is obligatory to prepare lesson notes, they can, however, write, print, or even present a soft copy form.
Speaking in an interview on Peace FM, the Education Minister pointed out that the mode of preparing lesson notes is solely under the teacher’s discretion. He again stated, the teacher can either choose to write it, type, or even print it out.
Dr. Adutwum further revealed that the laptops distributed under the One Teacher One Laptop Initiative serve such a purpose. That is to relieve teachers of the burden of copying notes into lesson notebooks.
The position of the Minister on the issue has stirred reactions from teachers. Some advocate that popular stand-up comedian and teacher, Teacher Kwadwo, should be reinstated citing it was one of such reasons, his inability to write lesson notes on paper, that he was sacked.
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