Lesson notes writing has become a point of controversy between teachers and their superiors as a result of Circuit Supervisors and Head Teachers getting on teachers’ nerves to prepare and submit their lesson notes for vetting.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has stated that writing class notes is no longer necessary. Teachers would no longer write class notes because of the introduction of laptops for teachers, according to the Minister in an interview on Wontumi.
Further explaining why teachers are no longer required to make lesson notes, he stated that there is no need to urge teachers to do so because they have been copying previous notes written years ago into their lesson notes book without any additions.
The Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Bawumia, remarked at the opening of the One Teacher One Laptop Project in Accra, and the Education Minister’s statement reaffirms that. Teachers will no longer be forced or subjected to writing lecture notes, according to Dr. Bawumia, because a soft copy of the lesson notes has been uploaded on the laptop together with extra necessary resources.
The Teaching Minister is speaking on many platforms to advocate for the inclusion of STEM education in senior high school curricula, which will result in the production of more scientists, engineers, and mathematicians for national growth in the coming years.
So, whether you are a teacher or a head teacher, please be aware that lesson writing is no longer mandatory, but you are free to do so if you desire.