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Report of practical pedagogic examination carried out in G.T.H.

S Bamenda Nkwen
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INTRODUCTION
According to UKEJE, 1984. Teaching means imparting

factual knowledge to the

learners. Teaching can also be defined as interaction which involves many activities
between teacher and the learners and it occur when one person

consciously and

enthusiastically accept the learning of another person who assume to be more
knowledgeable than the learner. Therefore Teaching practice refers to the period where
Students Teacher from Teachers training colleges or Institutions of higher Education are
attached to particular schools to Practice Teaching.
Objectives of teaching of teaching practice; Teaching practice offer the student
teacher the opportunities to put into practice the ideas, skills and attitude learnt
theoretical and in the classroom in order to become competent. Furthermore, teaching
practice

give the students teacher the opportunities to have self evaluation , gain

confidence, acquire deep knowledge of the subject content and to benefit from the
constructive criticisms of their organises supervisors.
Further still teaching practice will build in student teachers skills in handling
issues and things especially laboratory equipment or working tools in workshop ,typing
or computer pool also, knowledge that is gotten through teaching practice will hardly
be forgotten, so students teachers will understand better when they are out for a
teaching practice experience

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II - PEDAGOGIC ACTIVITIES

THE SEMINAR
This meeting was chaired by the Director of H.T.T.T.C Bambili

Doctor LUKONG

KENETH Mengnjo on Thursday 20th January 2012. The seminar started at about 09:00am
to 3:00pm was attended by all the level three students of H.T.T.T.C, head of departments
of H.T.T.T.C Bambili, colleges, H.T.T.T.C Bambili administration, Regional pedagogic
Inspectors, principals, vice principals of various schools in North West region and the aim
of the seminar was to create awareness on behave of students for them to prepare their
minds and to know the challenges they are going to meet on the field.

The seminar

started prayer led by the head of the service for counselling and orientation followed by a
welcome address from the vice chancellor Professor TAFAH .In his address ; he reminded us
to know that teaching practice is period where student teacher learn how to teach under the
supervision of the qualified teachers; he furthered that the student teacher in the teaching
practice exercise should be self disciplined and have self respect so to avoid unhealthy and
immoral relations with their students.
After the vice chancellor address; it was followed by the address of the director of
H.T.T.T.C; Doctor LUKONG KENETH Mengnjo who said that the teaching practice period
is not the period of relaxation but a period of hard work and serious studies; and that we are
going in teaching practice to give out good reputation about the University of Bamenda; he
ended with the introduction of the newly appointed authorities of the H.T.T.T.C Bambili. After
the address of the Director there were two presentations:
 First presentation: presented by M. NGU Michael Scots
He said out some qualities that must be in friendship with the teacher; sitting them as
follows:
Be friendly

motivating

counsellors

Be inspiring

dynamic

facilitators

Furthermore; he explained how to start a lesson plan; particularly in the domain of the
introduction in which he elaborated as follows:
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-Establish a contact with the learners
-Capture their interest and sustain it
-Link previous lesson with present lesson
According to him; Student teachers will face on the following challenges during the
teaching practice:
-The size of classes was to be a problem as our schools today are over crowed and practicing
teachers had not yet been used to this.
-Instructional materials like textbooks and teaching aides was going to be a problem also.
-Diversity of students could make classroom management and control difficult.
-Drawing lesson plans and going to mark or correct before drawing the original copy was
equally going to be a problem.
-Inflexibilities of some mentors or cooperating teachers as some of them at times are very
wicked
 Second presentation: classroom management presented by M. TEGHA John
He recommended that adolescence is a group of strong people and practicing teachers
should utilize the excess energy they have by causing them to work academically.
Guide their inquisitiveness and curiosity to bring out knowledge. Motivate and praise the
learners.
Prepare your lessons very well before delivering them. Asked your self this questions
before you begin a lesson
- Where are your learners going to?
-How are they going to get there?
-How will you know if they have arrived?
-Improvise for your learners.
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FIRST WEEK OF TEACHING PRACTICE FROM 30TH TO 5TH FEBRUARY
MEETING
A meeting between teachers, administration, Head of Department and students’ teacher
of GTHS Bamenda Nkwen, took place on the 30 th of January 2012 at library GTHS Bamenda
Nkwen , it started for about 9:00 am with the opening prayer, by the female student teacher,
vices principals in his opening speech welcome all the students teachers and said the period of
teaching practice in the period of hard working, he advice the students teachers to take their
internship serious take note of classroom management and control and he went further to
introduce all his senior discipline masters, Head of Department, several papers were presented
by:





Pedagogic by vice principal industrial
Lesson preparation by vice principal commercial
Filling of daily record of work by vice principal industrial
Sequences test follow up by vice principal industrial
General discipline by vice principal industrial
Class discipline by vice principal industrial

At 10:00am the principal came to conclude the meeting, asked of students teacher excuse
for his later. He went through the list from H.T.T.T.C Bambili calling the Names to ensure that
all were present. He gave us his fatherly advice on the rules to follow and how to behave with
our cooperating teachers and students in order to use this period well. He then assigned us to
our various chief of works.
After the meeting we went to office of our head of department, for the attribution of the
cooperative teacher. My cooperative teachers was given two classes’ form 2 A.C.R and form
3 A.C.R with technology, applied physics and practice as the subjects to be taught. My
cooperating teacher was M. TCHEBI François who was equally the class teacher of these
classes. He told me that In a general point of view, students had a concrete operational
behaviour that is could reason logically but due to some external factors such as noise and
distraction makes some not to recall or reason when a question was asked.

EFFECTIVE CLASS TIME TABLE
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Day
Monday
Wednesday

Time
9:10am to 10:50am
7:30am to 9:10am

Class
ACR3
ACR2

PRACTICAL TIME TABLE
Day
Wednesday

Time
10:00am to 3:00pm

Class
ACR2

LESSONS OBSERVED
My observation started on Wednesday 1st of February 2012 where I observed my
cooperating teacher in form 2 A.C.R teaching before my observation. On the day of my
observation ,I sad behind the class when my cooperating teacher finished explaining the
points he copies the notes on the chalk board so the class was from 7:30am to 9:10am, the
practice took place from 10:00am to 3:00pm and after the class he told me that tomorrow I
will teach the technology in form 3 A.C.R. Which was my class but technology was no my
subject, so I was confused because I did not know that I was to teach that lesson. So the lesson
was no prepare, then I told my cooperative teacher and he gave me the notes. At the end of
the class my cooperating teacher asked me few questions by phone. This was because he
travelled at Yaoundé. So wanted to know how was the classroom? How was the behaviour of
students toward me and the lesson? I answer him better, I tried my best to well manage the
class and verify that the lesson was well taught in other to see my errors and avoid those
errors next time.
SECOND WEEK OF TEACHING PRACTICE FROM 06TH TO 12TH FEBRUARY
On Monday 6th February 2012 I arrived to school at 07:30am I attended the
assembly. After, I went in form 3 A.C.R with my cooperating teacher to observe my colleague
comes from E.N.I.E.T, during his lesson my cooperative teacher notes the negative point and
told me. I took the A.C.R 3 students from 9:10 to 10:50am, we greeted each other and they
presented themselves. We discussed about the previous lesson and I introduced the new lesson
which was ‘’the THEMODYNAMICS’’. My cooperating teacher sat at the bottom of the class
to observe me how I am teaching. I did not finish the chapter that day but I gave the
assignment concerning this part of the chapter. At 10:50am I ended the class, my cooperating
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and I went to the staff room and he gave me his point of view about my teaching methods and
class management. He advised me and gave the good teaching method. At 1:20pm I observed
my cooperating teacher teach the diagram.
On Wednesday 8th February 2012 I arrived to school at 7:30am, I attended the
assembly but during the assembly the principal informed us the class disturbance because that
week was young week. I did not teach that day.
THIRD WEEK OF TEACHING PRACTICE FROM 13TH TO 19TH FEBRUARY
On Monday 13th February 2012 I was not in G.T.H.S Bamenda Nkwen because I had a
few papers to write at H.T.T.T.C Bambili. So I had pleaded on my cooperating teacher to
give me a short leave to write this examination
On Wednesday 15th February 2012: That day, I arrived to school at 07:30am and I
started to teach my lesson on the CONDENSER. The duration of each lesson was 120
minutes. After each lesson, I gave them assignments and this Was for the following
reasons;
 To occupy students at home.
 To prepare them for the fourth sequence test.
It is important to note that, most of the students in both classes felt under the category of
imaginative and analytical learners that is they perceive information completely and
process it by reflecting. Most of their questions were; why are this like this? Or what is
this?
After the lesson on technology, I started the practical lesson on the switch. That day we
saw the commutator five. In class room I gave the function, the symbol, the architectural
diagram, the developed diagram and the wire line diagram. I divided the class by six groups of
the three students and asked at each group to draw the cabling diagram and materials used. In
workshop I gave the correct cabling diagram and materials used to achieve the diagram. The
result statistic was following table.

THEME: COMMUTATOR FIVE
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FORM 2 ACR
Number of students present
Number of student s absent
Percentage pass
Percentage fail
Highest mark
Lowest mark

SCORES
17
00
100%
00%
18/20
12/20

FOUTH WEEK OF TEACHING PRACTICE FROM 20TH TO 26TH FEBRUARY
On Monday 19th February 2012 I arrived to school at 8:30am. After, I took the form
3 ACR students from 9:10 to 10:50 am. We discussed about the previous lesson and corrected
the assignment. I continued the lesson on ‘’THERMODYNAMICS’. After, my cooperating
teacher came in my class and went at the bottom of the class and to observe me as I was
teaching. At the end of the lesson I gave the assignment and my cooperating told me
appreciate my way to teach and told me to speak aloud.
On Wednesday 23th February 2012 I arrived to school at 7:30, I went in from 2 ACR,
I continuous the lesson on of condenser, I started by recall the previous lesson ,then to correct
the assignment and continuous the lesson.
From 10: 00am to 3:00pm the hour of practical lesson I continued the lesson on switch
we saw this day the commutator six. In class room I gave the function, the symbol, the
architectural diagram, the developed diagram and the wire line diagram. I divided the class by
six groups of the three students and asked at each group to draw the cabling diagram and
materials used. We were not going in workshop because my cooperating teacher was not
there.
FIFTH WEEK OF TEACHING PRACTICE FROM 27TH FEBRUARY TO 4TH MARCH
On Monday 27th February 2012 I arrived to school at 07:30am I attended the
assembly .After it, I took from 3 A.C.R students, we greeted each other and they presented
themselves. We revised the previous lesson, correct the assignment and we continued the
lesson on THERMODYNAMICS and I gave them assignment on this part. My cooperating
teacher was still at the bottom of the class, observing me as I was teaching.
On Wednesday 29th February 2012 I arrived to school at 07:30am, I took from 2
A.C.R students, we greeted each other and they presented themselves. We revised the
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previous lesson, correct the assignment and we continued the lesson on condenser and I gave
them assignment in that part. My cooperating teacher was still at the bottom of the class,
observing me as I was teaching.
From 10: 00am to 3:00pm the hour of practical lesson I continued the lesson on switch
we saw that day the commutator six. I divided the class by six groups of the three students and
asked at each group to draw the cabling diagram and materials used. In workshop I gave the
correct cabling diagram and materials used to achieve the diagram. The result statistic was
following table.
THEME: COMMUTATOR SIX
FORM 2 ACR
Number of students present
Number of student s absent
Percentage pass
Percentage fail
Highest mark
Lowest mark

SCORES
17
00
100%
00%
16/20
13/20

SIXTH WEEK OF TEACHING PRACTICE FROM 05TH TO 11TH MARCH
That week was the week of evaluation of students from G.T.H.S Bamenda Nkwen. I
convened to supervise the examination. I supervise from 5 th to 6th. My subject passed
Wednesday 7th, I came to give the evaluation and took the copies.
On Monday 05th March 2012 I went to school to supervise in A.C.R 3 as written on
list of students’ teachers convened to supervise the 4th examination.
On Tuesday 06th March 2012 we received the inspector of H.T.T.T.C Bambili M.
PENKA Joseph and continue to supervise the 4th sequence examination.
On Wednesday 07th March 2012 I went to school supervise my subjects taught and
to carry the copies notes of students.

SEVENTH WEEK OF TEACHING PRACTICE FROM 12THTO 18TH MARCH
That week was the start of the evaluation of all the students’ teachers from H.T.T.T.C
Bambili and also the week of open door day of Cameroon
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On Monday 12th March 2012: I arrived to school at 07:30am I attended the assembly,
I took from 3 ACR students, we greeted each other and they presented themselves. We
corrected the 4th sequence evaluation and I gave their copies, after we went in workshop,
started to prepare the open door. See the result statistic for fourth in the following table.
APPLIED PHYSICS
FORM 3 ACR
Number of students present
Number of student s absent
Percentage pass
Percentage fail
Highest mark
Lowest mark

SCORES
34
00
26%
69%
13/20
4/20

On Tuesday 13th March 2012: I arrive to school at 07:30am; I spend all my day in
workshop to supervise the achievement of the installation of open door day.
On Wednesday 14th march 2012 I arrived to school at 07:30am, I took from 2 A.C.R
students, we greeted each other and they presented themselves. We corrected the 4 th sequence
evaluation and I gave their copies, after we went in workshop, continuous to prepare the open
door. See the result statistic in the following table.

TECHNOLOGY
FORM 2 ACR
Number of students present
Number of student s absent
Percentage pass
Percentage fail
Highest mark
Lowest mark

SCORES
17
00
70.59%
29.41%
18.5/20
6/20

On Friday 16th March 2012 I arrived to school at 07:30am to prepare the students to
receive the parents because that day was the open door day.
EIGHTH WEEK OF TEACHING PRACTICE FROM 19THTO 25TH MARCH

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Week of pedagogic exam, our evaluation started on Monday 19 th in air conditioning
and refrigeration, I did the pedagogic exam on Wednesday 21th March 2012. I did my
theoretical lesson in air conditioning and refrigeration in A.C.R 2, where I taught
EVAPORATOR. The Practical was in ACR 3, I taught the IDENTIFICATION OF
COMPRESSOR TERMINALS AND WORKING STATUS OF COMPRESSOR.
On Friday 23th March 2012: I arrived to school at 7:3o am to share the report carte at
my students and said good bye of them.

III- EXTRA-CIRRUCULAR ACTIVITIES
OPEN DOOR DAY IN G.T.H.S. Bamenda Nkwen
The open door day in each school, is the occasion permit at all the department existing
in school to present at the public their talents , the things learn and do in school .this day is
some special day because student present their talents about the things which learn in school.
This year is special in the North West region because the minister came open the open door in
G.T.H.S. Bamenda. In air conditioning department, we prepare many appliances such as:
presentation of four based elements in air conditioning and refrigeration, welcome at G.T.H.S.
Bamenda Nkwen, the electrical diagram of the cold store. My participation in this activity was
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on to prepare the students for achievement of these installations and preparing them how to
explain.

SURPERVISION OF THE FOURTH SEQUENCE S EXAMS
The fourth sequence exams started on Monday 05th March 2012and ended on Friday
09th March 2012. I convened to supervise the examination. I supervise from 5 th to 6th March.
My subject passed Wednesday 7th March. The objectives of the exam were to test for
comprehension, analysis and synthesis. From the above undertaken, it is important to note that
as a whole, every thing when on smoothly with no great incident, despite the fact that, some
students tried to copy from their neighbors especially in form 3 A.C.R. Never the less, I
notice some negligence by some teachers who were suppose to be in these classes
mention above to carry out their duties, but for one reason or the other, they could not
make it. Besides, I gain a lot of experience especially in the techniques in setting
questions, that is, by making use of Bloom’s Taxonomy of education.

According to

Bloom, questions are categorized that is low standard in lower classes like form 2 A.C.R
and high standard questions in higher classes. While in higher classes the format of the
questions should be essay type. I also learn how to come out with the time allocation when
setting the exam by either pre testing or answering the questions before administering them
to the students.

IV-

DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED

 The very first problem faced was financial problem since I was supposed to buy
all my didactic materials used; I was supposed to type all my lessons as instructed
by my cooperating teacher and even for exam questions. Also because I had to go
to my cooperating teacher every weekends to correct my lessons.
 Most students did not have prescribed text book thus making it difficult for me
to control assignments.
 Poor nature of chalkboard whish was not completely darkened.
 Lack of tables and chairs in class for teachers to put their didactic materials.

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 Sizes of offices were extremely small with no shelves hence documents were
deposited and kept on tables.
 The problem of air conditioning and refrigeration workshop.
 The time allocation for each lesson was too small making time management
a problem. Added to that, some student teacher did not manage their time
correctly causing the next teacher to bear the consequences.
 Lack of communication between the National Pedagogic Inspector, Regional
Pedagogic Inspector and the school authorities on the school program, because
this result in the National Pedagogic Inspector, Regional Pedagogic Inspector
evaluating some student teachers on a day students were not in school or when
they were writing exams.
 There was not restaurant or canteen in or around the school premises; this made
some teachers and student teachers who had classes morning and afternoon to
feel weak during the afternoon classes.
 During exams, some teachers where not there to invigilate even when their names
were in the roster. Also most questions were not typed, all these created a spirit of
doubt in the credibility of the exam results.

V - RECOMMENDATIONS
PROPOSED SOLUTION TO G.T.H.S. AUTHORITES
 The workshop of air conditioning and refrigeration should be built thus, to give at
the students the opportunity to make the practice
 A canteen should be built in or around the school so that students and teachers
can energize themselves before teaching or learning. But this should only open
during break period.
 An electrical bell should be restored in school so that based on the system put in,
it will ring after certain duration and this will prevent conflicts among teachers.
 They should be a constant communication between the school authorities and the
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National Pedagogic Inspector and Regional Pedagogic Inspector on the school time
table; this will help the students to maximize their chances during evaluation since
their classes will be full and active.
 The school should have a type writer to type all exam questions rather than writing
them on the chalk board. Also student teachers should be given incentives for
invigilation so as to motivate them.

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CONCLUSION

Teaching practice is a very important activity to all the institutions of colleges of
Education. This is because the experience achieved during teaching practice is very important
from the beginning it was not easy but in the end I did enjoy the exercise and even wanted to
remain teaching as the students never wanted me to go when the exercise was coming to an
end. However students teachers without teaching practice it is like some body without focus
in life, I really like to thank those who introduce the system of education in Cameroon,
because without it most people will find difficult to interact with each other.

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