Ghanaian teacher to visit Nova Scotia schools and teacher resource centres



    HALIFAX, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - Ernest Asamoa, the Teacher Resource Centre
Manager for the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), will be
visiting some Nova Scotia classrooms and teacher resource centres and the Nova
Scotia Teachers Union to help improve the quality of education for children in
Ghana's deprived schools.
    "Since 2001, the NSTU has been providing Ghanaian teachers with
professional development and helping them develop teacher centres," says NSTU
president Mary-Lou Donnelly. "We are thrilled to have Ernest here in Nova
Scotia."
    The training Asamoa will be receiving is part of a larger program called
Nkabom (joining together), undertaken by the Canadian Teachers' Federation
(CTF), the NSTU, the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation in partnership with
GNAT.
    The most recent involvement saw four retired Nova Scotian teachers travel
to Ghana and work with teachers in the areas of math and literacy last April.
    Asamoa will be learning more about the effective use of teaching and
learning materials and gain awareness of the use of technologies to support
teaching.
    Retired teacher Helen MacDonald, who was the team leader of the NSTU
delegation to Ghana will host Asamoa in Sydney, retired teacher Mary-Evelyn
Ternan will host him on his visit to Halifax.
    Asamoa will visit schools, attend teacher professional development
sessions, spend time at Teacher Resource Centres and take in some cultural
events during his visit from October 6 to 20.




For further information:

For further information: Note to News Editors: For a detailed itinerary
of Asamoa's visit please contact Angela Murray or Paul McCormick at the NSTU
at (902) 477-5621

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