Educationist hails passage of Colleges of Education Bill

Mr Kwabena Kyere, Chairman of the Interim Council of Berekum College of Education at the weekend commended Parliament for the passage of the Colleges of Education Bill.

He noted that the bill, which is currently awaiting Presidential assent, would help facilitate the infrastructural development of the training colleges.

Addressing students, tutors and parents at the fourth congregation of the college in Berekum, Mr Kyere, a former Deputy Minister of Education, appealed to the government to increase the admission quota for the college to facilitate the admission of more students.

Diplomas were conferred on 382 graduates, comprising regular students and Untrained Teachers Diploma in Basic Education (UTDBE) students who successfully passed their examinations.

Mr Kyere observed that now that the bill is passed, the teething problems faced by colleges of education especially in the area of infrastructure could be addressed to enhance effective teaching and learning.

He said the government had voted sums of money through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) for the provision of accommodation for staff, while frantic efforts are being made to source funds for the construction of a modern hostel for the females, as well as a befitting administration block for the college.

Mr Kyere commended members of staff of the college, both academic and non-academic, whose support and hard work had made the college to achieve significant strides and entreated them to continue to discharge their duties with diligence and conscientiousness.

Mr Alexander Asum-Ahensah, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, said the government recognised and appreciated efforts made by teachers to national development despite the numerous challenges facing them.

He said the authorities had therefore placed teacher education at the centre of the educational agenda to turn out quality teachers who would provide quality education and also seek their welfare.

Mr Yaw Adjei Sarkodie, Principal of the college, entreated the graduates to accept postings to schools in deprived communities and get prepared to work hard to excel in the profession.

Source: GNA

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