MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT

MS. Abui Selormey, Deputy Director, Materials Development Section was born in Accra, Ghana. She attended St. Louis Secondary/High School in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region from 1972 to 1979. She continued to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), College of Art from 1980 to 1985 and graduated with Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons Arts) in Graphic Design (Major).
Ms. Selormey had her National Service at SEDCO Publishing Ltd in 1986. By dint of hard work, she gained employment at the Ghana Health Service (Health Promotion Unit) from 1988 to 1992.
While with the Ghana Health Service, she attended a summer Course at Cornell University Ithacia, USA from 1989 to 1990. Again, she obtained a Certificate in Management Training and Financial Management in 1995 from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
Ms. Selormey was later employed by the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED), as a Programme Officer 1992. She was stationed at the Division’s Headquarters. Hard work again earned her the position as the Unit Head, Graphics/DTP from 1994 to 2017.
Having acquired much experience since 1992 with hard work, management promoted Ms. Abui Selormey to the position of Ag. Deputy Director, Materials Development in June, 2017.

The development of materials is a critical task in ensuring the successful establishment

 

and management of classes.  The Materials Development Section is responsible for developing all relevant materials in fifteen Ghanaian languages and English for the National Functional Literacy Programme (NFLP).

CORE FUNCTIONS

The core functions of the Materials Development Section are:

  • Develop and produce relevant and quality NFE curricula, instructional materials and literacy sustaining supplementary materials for participants, neo-literates and programme implementers in 15 Ghanaian languages and in English.
  • Produce awareness creation and public education materials on the NFLP in collaboration with relevant Units.
  • Conceptualize and design new curricular and instructional materials for new projects.

To achieve this objective, it develops and produces relevant and quality basic literacy learning and teaching materials for learners, facilitators and programme implementers in 15 Ghanaian languages and in English.

BASIC LITERACY

The Basic Literacy component of the NFLP spans over a period of 21 months. During this period, the Facilitator takes learners through the Primer and Follow-up Readers. The Basic Literacy Unit oversees the development of primers, facilitators’ manuals and guides and coordinates the Pilot Vocational English Literacy Project.

The key objective of the Unit is to provide quality basic literacy materials to new groups in the adopted 15 Ghanaian Languages and English. The Unit works with writers, editors and illustrators to develop and produce local language Primers in 15 Ghanaian Languages of the NFLP; English Primers, Workbooks and Manuals; Instructional Manuals and Guides for programme implementers; Manuals for Pilot Vocational English Literacy Project and HIV and AIDS education and prevention activities in the NFED.

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A market scene created by the Graphic and Desktop Unit.

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A scene, portraying the Culture of the Northern Region

Units under the Material Development Section are: