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Gov’t to introduce leadership course for SHS headmasters

The Deputy Minister of Education, in charge of General Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum, has said government, as part of its secondary education reforms, will introduce a professional leadership course for teachers aspiring to be headmasters.

He said the Ministry had realized that some of the headmasters performance was below average and that there was the need to organize a leadership course for them to up their responsibilities and also ensure accountability in the school system.

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“I was shocked to ask a headmaster of a school about the performance of the school and he said he doesn’t know, how can that be possible, a whole headmaster who is not interested in knowing how well the school had performed,” he added.

Dr Adutwum said in line with the reforms, any teacher who aspires to be a headmaster or headmistress would have to undergo a compulsory professional training course to be equipped with the needed skills to manage a school.

According to the Deputy Minister, if the performance of a headmaster or headmistress was not encouraging, in terms of consistent failure in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations, that headmaster or headmistress would be re-assigned.

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