Be committed to the success of teacher education reforms -VC

Friday 17th May, 2019
Principals Meeting
By J. K. Nabary, GNA

Winneba (C/R) May 17, GNA - Reverend Father Professor Anthony Afful-Broni, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has underscored the importance of Teacher Education Reforms to the Human Resource development of the Nation.

At the maiden meeting of Principals of Colleges of Education affiliated to UEW at Winneba, he indicated that its implementation as spelt out by the government, required the fullest dedication of stakeholders in the education sector to ensure a high success rate.

The National Commission for Tertiary Education (NCTE) declared the special affiliation agreement of the Colleges with the University, which will become effective in October this year, on April 3, 2019.

“We have a long history of working together with colleges of education in the past, but today marks a watershed in our relationship as it signifies the public beginning of an officially sanctioned arrangement for the two parties to work together to further concretise the vision and mission of the recently launched Teacher Education Reforms in Ghana”, he noted.

The VC said the UEW had undertaken interventions such as; a four-day workshop for 96 lecturers towards the implementation of the reforms and the new four year Basic Education curriculum for members of the faculty of education in Winneba, Ajumako, Kumasi and Mampong.

Rev. Fr. Prof Afful-Broni announced that UEW had put in place a number of programmes relevant to the academic progression of all categories of staff of the Colleges of Education to bring them in line with requirement of the NCTE.

He said stakeholders in all the institutions involved were expected to work collaboratively to ensure that resources for students’ academic administration, conduct of examination and staff progression were done in conformity with regulation of the NCTE.

This, the VC noted would ensure high quality academic output for the benefit of student teachers and the nation at large and stressed that UEW as an institution for teacher education would continue to advocate reforms to help reshape the training of teachers.