The Education Minister at the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education in Sierra Leone says he is convinced about the impact of play-based learning methodology after a brief visit to some Ghanaian schools where the pedagogy is being used by teachers..
“We have seen, just from the data and from the analysis from the National Assessment Test [in Ghana] that was done and Right To Play’s play-based methodologies across the country, that there is an improvement in the learning outcomes and these are learning outcomes that are about numeracy, literacy and confidence in children,” he said.
Interacting with the media during the Bilateral Learning Exchange in Accra, Dr Moinina Sengeh said there are lessons Ghana could learn from Sierra Leone in the areas of inspection and delivery
Sierra Leone has a lot to learn from Ghana as well, he said.
Sierra Leone has done its curriculum reforms in basic education, senior secondary education, pre-primary and civic education,” he noted adding “there is a lot of rich opportunities to learn and engage with each other from curriculum development to assessment to system delivery
Highlighting the rationale behind the Bilateral Learning Exchange program, Country Director of Right To Play Ghana, Josephine Mukakalisa, said they want education officials from the two countries to share experiences that would enable them to understand the best practices involved in the incorporation of play in classroom activities.
“We’ve been implementing the program in Ghana since 2001 but for Sierra Leone it is going to be the beginning