2020/2021 School Year : Over 140 Head Teachers Trained On School Management
Three workshops that held in the Adamawa, East, and North Regions from September 16-18, 2020 were organised by the Ministry of Basic Education and Nascent Solutions Incorporated.
The workshops were part of activities under the 2018 McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, funded by the Government of the United States, through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The project is implemented by Nascent Solutions in 240 school communities in collaboration with the Government of Cameroon.
Nascent Solutions, in partnership with the Regional Delegations of Basic Education for the East, Adamawa and North Regions organised and facilitated workshops for 148 head teachers in Bertoua, Ngaoundere, Rey Bouba and Garoua. The workshops sought to train the primary school heads on school leadership. They were equipped with initial tools for improved leadership, good governance, planning and school management.
Out of the 148 participants, 100 were from the North Region, 30 from the Adamawa, and 18 from the East Region. Zacharie Collens Komguep Nguemnang, one of the facilitators at the workshop in Ngaoundere, Adamawa Region and Inspector-Coordinator for Primary Education for the Adamawa, lauded Nascent Solutions for the initiative.
“We trained the head teachers on how to run their schools more efficiently by developing good work plans. This will enable them to effectively tackle challenges with other stakeholders,” Komguep Nguemnang said. According to him, a head teacher should be an efficient planner and manager of both human and financial resources. Nascent Solutions and the Ministry of Basic Education see in this training an avenue to enable primary school heads to play a greater role in the management of their schools.
“Now that the workshop is over and as schools prepare to resume, I expect the head teachers to be able to effectively monitor, support and evaluate their teachers and pupils for enhanced productivity. I believe the training has prepared them to support teachers in more efficient lesson planning and delivery,” Ngwang Eric, Nascent Solutions Field Coordinator for Adamawa, told Cameroon Tribune.
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