TCPD Sensitization workshop for Teachers in the Shama District


Professional Development is very important as it gives the individual professional opportunities to learn and apply new knowledge and skills that help in their job and to further their career. It is about building one’s skill set and knowledge base for one’s field.

The National Teaching Council(NTC) mandated by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020( Act 1023,) to regulate the Teaching Profession in Ghana introduced a New Point-Based Assessment which is to help determine which license holding staff of the Ghana Education Service qualifies to renew their License if it expires or becomes due to renewal.

On this note, It has become very expedient for every teacher to attend professional workshops to help in point accumulations and acquiring of new skills and trends in the teaching profession.

Komenda College of Education as one of the Teacher Trainee Institutions with The Teachers Continuous Professional Development Accreditation from NTC in collaboration with the Shama Educational Directorate held A-day Mop-up workshop on Educational Policies for Basic and Secondary School Teachers in the District on 7th March, 2022 at the church of Pentecost, Shama.


The facilitators for the event were Mr. Daniel Kofi Nkum, Mr. Joseph Amonoo Sekyi, Mr. Godwin Attobra and Mr. Benjamin Henry Taylor.

Topics discussed included;

  1. CPD Framework and Point Building System

2.Teacher Licensing and the use of the Teachers Portal

  1. The National Teacher Standard and Compliance
  2. The Ghana Teacher Prize
  3. Educational Regulatory Bodies Act 2020, ct 1023

In His statement for the purpose of the workshop, The Dean of Academic Affairs for Komenda College of Education, Mr. Daniel Kofi Nkum stated that, it has currently become necessary for every teacher in the Nation to attend professional development workshops to help in point accumulations for their License Renewal. He admonished them to pay attention to lessons to be undertaken, and also partake in every activity they will be assigned to by their facilitators.

Mr. Tetteh Yemoh,The Head of Supervisors for Schools for the District, in his welcome address, applauded the Training and Development Unit of Komenda College of Education for their acceptance to carry out the mop-up exercise for their District.

Mr. Tetteh Yemoh

He admonished the participants that, The workshop is meant to help them learn new things and acquire new knowledge and skills which will enable enhance their classroom deliveries as teachers.

He also urged them to secure their jobs as teachers by attending NTC mandated workshops. As these workshops help accumulate points for promotions and license renewal.

The workshop had close to 140 participants in attendance, all from the Shama District . Participants were given workshop materials.

Teachers having challenges accessing their Teachers Portal as well as those yet to register were assisted.

Assessment was conducted at the end of the Programme as participants were given 25 multiple-choice items to answer.

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