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UEW to run programme for 200,000 untrained private school teachers

The University of Education Winneba (UEW), is collaborating with the Ghana National Council for Private Schools (GNACOPS), to run purpose-made degree programs, to upscale the qualification of some 200,000 untrained private school teachers across the country to professional degree holders.

According  to UEW and GNACOPS, intensive three-semester teacher education programme leading to the award of a diploma and a one-year top-up for the award of a degree, both to be run in the hybrid model.


The programme has two pathways, those who have not had any program at all and had qualified into the Colleges of Education would have done four years, and those who have degrees but are not professionals to do a postgraduate diploma in education.

This was disclosed at a meeting of the University Management with a high-powered delegation from GNACOPS to finalize details of the agreement at the Council Chamber at the North Campus of the University.

The initiative is part of efforts to ensure that the Teacher Professionalism Policy being implemented by the Ministry of Education (MoE), through the National Teaching Council (NTC), is stringently adhered to by the private schools in the country.


Addressing the meeting, Vice-Chancellor, of the University of Education, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, explained that because the candidates are in the private schools and are already teaching, the program was crafted for them not to do four years but to do the diploma programme in three semesters and then do a one-year top-up for a degree.

The National Executive Director of GNACOPS, Mr. Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah, expressed excitement about the move and congratulated the team members who developed the programme for putting together a solid programme for the welfare of private education, knowing very well the critical role UEW played in crafting the curriculum for Colleges of Education in Ghana and its leadership role in education in the West-African sub-region.

Source:  Honestynewsgh.com

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