The Ghana Education Service (GES) has resolved the contention over the mode of lesson notes preparation by teachers across the country with its approval of electronic means.
Lesson notes preparation, a mandatory weekly responsibility of teachers in recent times, created tensions between them and head teachers with the inception and evolution of technology.
The tension heightened in 2021 when Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia assured the end of the writing era.
In a letter to Regional Education Directors, the Deputy Director-General of the GES, Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, stated that the electronic means should be accepted.
That notwithstanding, it does not rule out the handwritten mode, as he noted that both are approved.
“Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has become aware of some misunderstanding between heads and their teachers in some schools in respect of lesson notes preparations.
“Regional Directors are to bring to the attention of District/Municipal/Metropolitan Directors of Education to ensure that all heads of schools (Basic and Second Cycle) accept both handwritten and electronically prepared lesson notes in both printed and email forms,” the letter dated January 17 said.