Mr. Theophilus Attram Nartey of the Department of Communication Studies, University of Cape Coast, says education remains the greatest innovation a country can use to create transformation in its society, thus emphasizing the need for a regular and systematic school improvement to facilitate such change.
He said “School improvement is a systematic way of planning and a road map that sets out the changes a school needs to improve the level of student achievement and shows how and when these changes will be made”.
According him, it is also about how to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, equity, timeliness or safety of service delivery process and systems.
Mr. Nartey notes school improvement should be a concern of all who have vested interest and for that matter all stakeholders are to be involved to ensure full realization of school improvement.
Addressing the gathering as the main speaker at the 48th Annual National Conference of Managers and Heads of Anglican Higher Institutions, Mr. Nartey said in making the appropriate changes, stakeholders should ensure they fall in line with national policies.
Mr. Attram Nartey advised the church against assuming a passive stance in the enterprise of school development. He said the church should intensify its efforts in attending to both the spiritual as well as the physical needs of people.
“The church can collaborate with other external stakeholders such as PTA and Old Students to roll out programmes aimed at school improvement. It can also lobby government on ways to make the school improvement and its environment suitable for teaching and learning”.
He added that research is key to sustainable development and the church can do a lot to harness the findings from the many researches that have been conducted in the area of education.
By: Joseph Kobina Amuah / ATL FM News