Teachers have been called upon to use positive re-enforcers such as materials and non-materials to encourage pupils to learn for improved academic performance.
Mr Alhassan Sumani, an Assistant Director of Education at the Savelugu Municipal Directorate of Education, who made the call, said it was not good for teachers to score pupils zero or draw derogatory images in exercise books of non-performing pupils as this dampened their spirit.
He made the call when facilitating a two-day in-service training for teachers of Modern Star Integrated School in Tamale.
The training formed part of efforts by Management of the school to sharpen skills of its teachers to deliver efficient and quality teaching to enhance academic performance of its pupils.
It was also to upgrade the professional skills, knowledge and interest of teachers of the school as they were taken through pedagogies of teaching, class assessment and classroom management by resource persons from the Ghana Education Service.
Mr Sumani advised teachers to always dialogue with pupils at an equal level to be able to unravel their individual challenges and proffer solutions to them to improve their academic performance.
He commended Management of the school for organising the training saying it would increase the capacity of teachers of the school to deliver well and ultimately ensure improved academic performance.
Patience Nkara Kpiniong, Administrator of Modern Star Integrated School, Tamale said the training was to refresh the teaching expertise of the teachers urging them to take advantage of the training to ensure improved performance.
Ms Tijani Ayishetu, one of the beneficiary teachers, thanked the Management of the school for the training saying it would go a long way to improve the performance of teachers of the school.
Modern Star Integrated School, Tamale is a conventional college, which has been in operation for over a decade now, providing quality education to especially the marginalised and needy in society.
The school runs as a charitable organisation where at least 50 percent of brilliant but needy students enjoy scholarship.