The former Director-General of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment NaCCA, Dr. Prince Hamid Armah has indicated that there are many more trained teachers in the system, most of them are holding degrees and diplomas and many of them are license so they can work together in a professional learning community rather than complaining about textbooks.
Dr. Prince Armah explained that in those days qualified Teachers Education background was very low and many of them were untrained Teachers couple with low network connectivity that is why textbooks were immediately required whenever there was a revise in the syllabus.
“Some five decades ago, a qualified teacher’s education background was relatively low and many were untrained coupled with no means of getting information on the internet, textbooks were required anytime syllabuses were revised. Usually, only one book was provided and the old textbooks were completely disregarded even though most of its contents were still relevant. But today, we have better-educated, trained teachers many of who are now (or being) licensed and can work together in the context of professional learning communities built into the reform agenda.” Dr. Hamid Armah stated.
He added that most of the teachers these days are well equipped in Technology and can surf the internet for the information they want, so he sees no reason why Teachers should be complaining about textbooks that will take a while before coming into the system.