Right To Play Ghana has charged Ghanaian teachers to employ play-based learning methodology in their classrooms to enhance academic and developmental learning outcomes of pupils.
Programmes Manager of Right To Play Ghana, George Ahiable, explained that “Play-based learning methodology is the present and future of quality primary education and many studies have pointed to this.”
He reiterated the need for a conscious and deliberate effort by teachers and education officials to ensure that play is adopted in lesson delivery across the country.
Mr Ahiable made these comments at the Teacher Recognition ceremony held in collaboration with the Ga South Municipal Education Directorate.
A total of 150 teachers were celebrated for promoting play-based learning methodology in their classrooms and were rewarded with some branded paraphernalia from the international organisation for employing play in their lesson delivery.
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There were 40 schools in all with each nominating four of their best teachers who have been successful in applying the methodology in class.
The new standard basic curriculum has placed emphasis on the use of games in lessons delivery at the primary level.
Mr Ahiable commended the Ghana Education Service for placing a premium on the use of games by teachers in class, adding the mere acknowledgement of the methodology is not enough to guarantee quality primary education if it is not implemented.