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80 Educators Awarded Certificates by the Aga Khan Academy, Maputo

20 November 2015


The group of educators from 16 primary schools in Matola and Boane Districts who were awarded certificates.

On 14 November, the Professional Development Centre (PDC) at the Aga Khan Academy, Maputo awarded course completion certificates to a group of 80 educators from 16 primary schools in Matola and Boane Districts. The certification ceremony was held at the Aga Khan Academy, Maputo.

The ceremony was honoured by the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Education and Human Development at various levels and by representatives of various bodies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Mozambique.

The group of recipients comprises 19 head teachers and pedagogical leaders who have been attending a certificate course in Educational Leadership and Management, 27 teachers who attended the Early Reading and Writing programme, and 34 teachers who participated in the Early Mathematics and Geometry programmes.

 

The School Principal of 4 de Outubro in Matola, Mrs Maria Antónia Langa giving the diploma to an educator.

These training courses are offered by the Professional Development Centre in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Human Development through the District Education Offices in Matola and Boane, IFP Matola (Matola Teacher Training College) and IFP Munhuana (Leadership Institute).

The certification of this group of head teachers and teachers by the Aga Khan Academy, Maputo is in line with the efforts and critical role played by the Academy in the capacity building of educators in Maputo province. In the certificate course in Educational Leadership and Management, head teachers engage in collective discussions in which they question their current leadership practices. They are challenged to implement good leadership practices in their schools, including collaborative management, transparency and open communication among all members of the school community for better learner results.

 

Junior School Principal Maputo Mr Nicholas Manley with the Principal of 4 de Outubro, in Matola, Mrs Maria Antónia Langa and Programmes Coordinator Mr Aleixo Amélia José, cutting the cake at the end of the ceremony.

Teachers from the affiliated schools who participate in the Early Reading and Writing and Early Mathematics programmes share their daily teaching challenges and experiences. Through interactive discussions they learn and try out student-centred approaches and methodologies for teaching reading and writing skills, and early mathematics and geometry. Teachers are also challenged to use locally available resources to develop teaching aids for improved teaching and learning.

The Aga Khan Academy, Maputo’s PDC is also planning to scale up its activities in other areas such as the training of school council members and direct school cluster support in the 16 primary schools it has been cooperating with.