New Juaben Teachers End Workshop On Project Citizen
Fourteen teachers drawn from some schools in the New Juaben Municipality on Friday ended a three-day workshop on “Project Citizen”, an inter-disciplinary instructional programme, designed for use by adolescents in schools and community organisations. The programme provides a model for authentic assessment and focuses on practical issues in a community. The workshop, which was sponsored by Hanns Siedel Foundation, a German non-governmental organisation, was organised by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Ghana Education Service for teachers. Mrs Fanny Judith Kuma, Co-ordinator for Project Citizen Ghana, said the workshop was the by-product of the expansion of the project in more schools. She said the project sought to help students to learn how to develop a policy to solve a community problem. Mrs Kuma noted that Project Citizen would also help develop the intellectual and participatory skills that promote reasoned investigation, critical thinking, effective communication and reflective thinking of students. She observed that the project would expand the democratic disposition of students and encourage the exercise of their fundamental human rights and responsibilities, with commitment and confidence. Mr Eric Bortey, Eastern Regional Director of NCCE, advised the participants to impact the knowledge they had acquired to their students and help spread information about the project. The participants learnt how to identify problems in their communities for government intervention. They also gathered detailed information on the problems selected and developed a portfolio that analyses the problem, considered alternative solutions, proposed a public policy solution and developed an action plan to get the policy adopted by government.