The key objective of these modules is to improve the quality of secondary chemistry education through in-service teacher training. The training targets to address the gaps in subject knowledge and teacher’s pedagogical skills to effectively deliver chemistry instruction at secondary education curriculum. The role of the teacher in Puntland is to assist students meet their expectations at school level. Modern teachers are expected to preserve national values and ensure that the younger generations attain their educational aims as independent citizens.
The quality of a good chemistry teacher should include: comprehension of subject matter, as a key ingredient, which can be made when teachers command the fundamental concepts and basic principles of chemistry that will help them apply effective teaching/learning in classrooms. In addition to proficiency of chemical knowledge, a chemistry teacher should have basic knowledge in chemistry related fields like mathematics, technology, philosophy, psychology as well as other areas such as language, reading and writing skills, which are determinants of learning and understanding.