The National Inspectorate Board (NIB) under the Ministry of Education, has revised its inspection manual and adopted a new approach to inspection for the enhancement of quality standards in pre-tertiary schools.
The current focus has shifted from the previous teacher to learner
She was speaking at a five-day training workshop on the revised manual and the new inspection approach for Team Inspectors from the northern sector of the country, at Fumesua, in the Ejisu Municipality.
The training programme, which was organised by the NIB in collaboration with Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) Project, is aimed at equipping the participants with the new inspection approach based on the revised inspection manual and will also equip them appropriately on the new digitised inspection tools to be used, beginning this 2019/2020 academic year.
In order to ensure greater accountability, she said the inspection reports would now be shared with a wider network of stakeholders including; Regional Ministers, Members of Parliament, Municipal and Regional Directorates of Education.
She urged the participants to take the training
Dr Hagar Hilda Ampadu, Acting Executive Secretary of NIB, said the new inspection approach was data analysis friendly and the aim was to ensure that inspection data could be used promptly for decision making by stakeholders.
She said for a school in Ghana to be said to have a minimum standard for quality education, it must at least rate satisfactory on the NIB 4-point rating scale of 4-Outstanding, 3-Good, 2-Satisfatory and 1-Unsatisfactory.
This, she said would reflect in all inspection reports, which would have five key findings and recommendations for schools to implement.GNA