Jun 4, 2014, 9:30 AM
At least 30 cluster monitors, senior teachers and head teachers recently took part in a three-day workshop on school management. The workshop was held in Armitage School in Janjanbureh in CRR.
In his welcoming remarks Mr. Fabura Ma Fatty, Assistant Regional Secretary for CRR, said the workshop was very timely because education is a dynamic process with emerging new ideas and innovation in the area of management.
He further revealed that the workshop aimed to enhance capacity for school managers. He urged the participants to make the best use of the training. According to him, the workshop was organised and funded by the Swedish Teachers Union in collaboration with the Gambia Teachers Union (GTU).
For his part, the acting Secretary General of the GTU, Mr. Essa Sowe, said the importance of the workshop could not be overemphasised and added that, based on experience, there are a lot of trivial issues within the GTA which need to be addressed in terms of the general conduct of members.
According to him, some head teachers, even though they are the school managers, don't know the basic instruments that govern their lives as teachers and managers.
He added that this workshop would deal with these instruments, education policy and their roles and responsibilities as school managers.
Among the other speakers were Mr. Pa Daniel Mendy, Programme Officer of the GTU, and Mr. Joof. All spoke at length on their various roles in enhancing capacity building for teachers. The workshop was chaired by Sheik Faal.