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SECOND BATCH OF COLLEGE COUNCILS INAUGURATED

Council members taking their oath

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The second batch of the Governing Councils for Colleges of Education has been inaugurated in Accra with a call on the new members to work together as a team in maintaining and improving the general conditions of the Colleges of Education.

The Minister for Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, who inaugurated the Councils, also urged them to partner with the Government effectively in the attainment of objectives.

She reminded them of the Colleges of Education Act, 2012 (Act 847) and urged them to comply with the functions in it.

“The complex role of the facilitator of education, called the teacher is fundamental to all education processes. Equally important is the non-teaching staff that plays critical roles in quality education delivery. We need to work together in maintaining and improving the general conditions of the Colleges of Education to allow them perform effectively”, she stressed.

The Minister said “despite the initial agitations from some sections as a result of Government policy to replace allowances paid to teacher trainees with the students’ loan, I am happy that now we can all testify to the expediency of the policy. It was imperative to raise the number of trained teachers for a growing population, reduce the number of pupil teachers and enhance the image of teaching as a preferred profession.”

In all, fourteen additional Councils were inaugurated. They included: Agogo College of Education, St. Louis College of Education, Kumasi, Akrokerri College of Education, Mampong Technical College of Education, Mampong-Ashanti, St. Monica’s College of Education, Offinso College of Education and Wesley College of Education, Kumasi.

The rest were Accra College of Education, Ada College of Education, Mount Mary College of Education, Somanya, Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Asokore-Koforidua, St. John Bosco’s College of Education, Navrongo and Gbewaa College of Education, Pusiga-Bawku.

On behalf of the Chairpersons and members of the Councils, Most Rev. Prof. Daniel Yinkali Sarfo, Chairman of St. Monica’s College of Education Council, thanked the President and the Ministry for the confidence reposed in them. He pledged the Councils’ loyalty and dedication to the work given them.

 


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