The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has given clarity on the writing of lesson notes by teachers. The subject of manual writing of lesson notes has become a topical issue over the years with many arguing that the practice has outlived its usefulness in a digital age where computers could be used to digitize lesson notes.
The Minister of Education has reacted to the issue on various platforms on the subject.
The Minster has thrown more light on the issue today the 7th of February, 2022 during a live studio interview at Peace 104.3 fm. in Accra.
Answering questions posed by host Kwame Sefa Kayi on the subject, Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum stated that the practice of manual writing of lesson notes is being reviewed by the Ghana Education Service and a directive will be given soon on the way forward.
♦”Lesson notes writing is a must for all teachers across the world because it guides and directs teaching. However, the mode of preparing it its what is of concern. Teachers have been given laptops and therefore why cant they use it to prepare their lesson notes, print hard copies out and place the hard copy on file or give it to their HeadTeachers for their perusal”? I have entreated the Ghana Education Service to take a critical look at it and come out on how teachers can prepare digital lesson notes using their laptops. It should not be compulsory to manually write notes. GES will come out soon on the issue.”
He continued that” It should not be compulsory to manually write lesson notes before it becomes acceptable, digital forms should also be acceptable. GES will come out soon to speak to the issue so that HeadTeachers and SISOs will have clarity on the matter.”
The issue is expected to be put to rest in the coming days as the minister hints that Ghana Education Service will come out soon.
Below is the video evidence of what the Minister said.