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The Challenges of Mentors of the Student’s Teachers (Mentees) Under the Supported Teaching in Schools (STS) Program

This paper highlighted the challenges of mentors of the student’s teachers (Mentees) under the Supported Teaching in Schools (STS) program that has been introduced into the Colleges of Education in Ghana as part of the new B. Ed. curriculum. The study employed a descriptive survey to find out the perception of mentors in partner schools towards the STS program and some of the challenges affecting the mentors in the East Mamprusi Municipality in the North-East region of Ghana. A sample of 66 mentors, comprising 33 of each sex, was selected from the partner schools of Gambaga College of Education and surveyed using questionnaires. The data was analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings, among other thofgs, revealed that even though the STS program is rated highly across the ranks in GES, mentors with higher ranks rated the STS program higher than their juniors. The findings also further revealed that some of the challenges affecting the mentors include a lack of financial and other incentives, a lack of TLS, and a lack of proper orientation. Consequently, it is recommended that stakeholders offer mentors the necessary incentives and also create an avenue to educate mentors to embed STS program as part of their routine professional discourse. Periodic orientation must be provided to the mentors, and the partner schools must be equipped with appropriate TLMs.

Supported Teaching in Schools, Ranks, Mentors, Partner Schools

Salifu Yakubu, Haruna Abdul Karim, Zibreal Sandawey Salifu, Shaibu Issah Abdulmumin. (2023). The Challenges of Mentors of the Student’s Teachers (Mentees) Under the Supported Teaching in Schools (STS) Program. Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, 8(3), 153-159. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.tecs.20230803.16

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