Outreach Programmes & In-Service Training Unit

Outreach Programmes & In-Service Training Unit

This unit organises short-term in-service training programmes for personnel of the G.E.S., MoE and other governmental and non-governmental agencies to raise their operational efficiency.  Despite severe resource constraints faced by the Institute, over 70 courses, seminars and workshop have been organised all over the country for various categories of GES personnel and other personnel involved in education under other ministries (e.g. MoFA & MoH) in the last few years.

The in-service training/outreach programmes are professionally based. The programmes are purposed to train specialists and trainers of in-service education, to provide the requisite competencies of GES staff working in the administrative offices at the national, regional, metropolitan, municipal, and district levels and to equip heads of educational institutions and their auxiliary personnel with the skills of effective educational management techniques.  Inspectors of schools/circuit supervisors, curriculum designers, counsellors and other education specialist also access these programmes to update their knowledge and skills in their various fields of operation.

The field of training undertaken by the Institute in the past and to date includes the following:
     (a)   Guidance and Counselling courses for Tutors and Administrators from Second Cycle Institutions and District, Municipal, Metropolitan and Regional Directors of Education.
     (b)   Seminars on Educational Leadership, Planning and Administration for Directors of  Education.
     (c)    Seminars on School Management and Financial Administration for Heads of Public and    Private First and Second Cycle Educational Institutions.
     (d)    Courses on Educational/School Management and Supervision for Basic School Heads.
     (e)    Courses on School Mapping for Basic School Heads.
     (f)     Courses on Curriculum Development and Evaluation for Heads of Senior High Schools.
     (g)    Teaching Methodology Courses for Tutors of Farm Institutes and Agricultural Colleges.
     (h)    Seminars/Workshops on Capacity Improvement for Principals of Colleges of Education.
     (i)     Leadership for Learning (LfL) Workshops for Heads of Basic Schools and District Education Directorate Training Officers.
     (j)     Capacity Development Projects in collaboration with IIEP on Distant programme in Educational Planning.
     (k)    Capacity Strengthening Programme in collaboration with:

         -T.E.D. of GES
        - British Council
        - Plan Ghana (TAP PROJECT)