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Lesson notes writing by teachers is of no need – Education Minister reaffirmed.

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The Honorable Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has reaffirmed that teachers will not write lesson notes into textbooks because it of no need to write lesson notes again.

Most teachers have been in a fight recently with their School Improvement and Support Officers and their headteachers to write and submit their lesson notes for vetting. Lesson notes have been a means of misunderstanding between teachers and their SISOs

But speaking on Wontumi, the Honourable Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum said writing lesson notes is a thing of the past. He explained that due to the introduction of the one teacher one laptop initiative teachers will no more write lesson notes.

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum who was speaking on STEM Education in Kumasi base Radio station stated that the introduction of Continuous professional development in schools has come to replace the writing of lesson notes by teachers. He explained that professional learning community PLC is been organized in schools to improve teachers’ competency.

Explaining the main reason why teachers are not bound to write lesson notes, Dr. Adutwum said teachers have been copying old lesson notes into their books without adding new things.

The minister’s statement is in line with what Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia indicated during the launch of the one-teacher one laptop initiative. Dr. Bawumia stated that teachers will not be forced to write lesson notes again because the soft copy of the lesson notes is already in the laptops.

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