ISTP Pedagogically Equips PCC/CBC Basic and Secondary School Teachers


After spending nine months in the Pedagogic In-Service Training Programme, (ISTP) Cameroon, 12 teachers from the Secondary and Basic sectors of the PCC/CBC, have received attestations during a graduation ceremony that took place at PSS Mankon June 17 2012.

The graduation of the 12man team who were christened the “New Horizon Batch, “  formed the 9th batch of trainees having graduated from the ISTP.

In an opening meditation from Psalms 118: 18, the Chaplain of PSS Mankon, the Rev Montoh Simon, charged the graduates to be conscious of the needs of the school system of the PCC/CBC and do it with the fear of God.

The Coordinator of the ISTP, Njobati Frederick, while assessing the graduates was glad to note that they have been endowed  with varied skills and competences that reflect a modern, realistic and more adaptable trend of pedagogy that their educational set up requires at this age.

At a time when many vices like bribery, corruption, discrimination, tribalism and many other ills abound, the ISTP Boss prescribed the need for teachers like these with positive values who should be role models and who believe in themselves, to pilot the transformation crusade within the learners. Having manifested to a high extent incremental personality theories, motivation to learn and teach, commitment, team spirit and accountability among others he is confident that they are capable ambassadors.

He did not end without announcing ISTP’s prestigious award as “Water Champions in Africa,” in recognition of exceptional leadership and devoted service to water quality through the water monitoring challenge.

The Education Secretaries of the PCC/CBC, Njie Samuel Kale and Haddison Luma Paul, both charged the dynamic graduates to be genuine ambassadors of change and positive values, they should epitomize integrity while symbolising morality and consciousness at their jobsite. Quoting Carl Rogers, who said that the only person who is educated is the one who can learn and change, they encouraged the graduates to aspire for that place where they can influence and impact others positively.

In the same vein the Chairperson of the management committee of the ISTP, Penn Tangie Lydia, likened the 12 man team to the 12 disciples and urges them to go out and make the difference.  Like Representative of the Regional delegate for Secondary Education who also called on the graduates to serve a catalysts they were urges to be a living fountain and not a reservoir so as to make education productive.

It should be noted that, the 12 teacher before their graduation, did an action research presentation at Church Centre Mankon to demonstrate what they have learned so far from the ISTP.

By Rosaline Obah