By Razak Baba
Teachers in Colleges of Education in Ghana have participated in a Research Conference at Nsuta in the Sekyere Central District of the Ashanti Region, dubbed: “Education in Emergency Situation; Prospects and Challenges”. The Conference provided a platform for tutors at the Colleges of Education to share research knowledge to sustain best practices in teacher education.
The Research Conference of Teachers in Colleges of Education was organized with support from T-TEL and in collaboration with Universal Wiser Publication in Singapore.
The goal of the Conference was to create a network of researchers, leaders, and policymakers who will be able to collaborate to identify innovative solutions to Ghana’s educational challenges.
It would also help raise the public’s awareness of Colleges of Education teachers and their contributions.
Addressing the Conference, the President of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association, CETAG, Dr. Prince Obeng Himah advocated broad-based discussion on the relevance of boarding and dining Hall systems in the Colleges of Education in order to develop a consensus and provide a clear policy direction.
Executive Director of the Institute for Education Studies, Mr. Peter Anti outlined some measures that should be considered as Ghana embarks on a review of the Senior High School curriculum.
A former Vice-Chancellor of Valley View University and a Professor at the Department of Geography and Rural Development at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Professor Dr. Daniel Buor highlighted the impact of Covid-19 on educational development.
According to him, despite the increased number of children affected by disasters, “humanitarian aid for education nearly halved between 2010 and 2015, creating an annual funding gap of $8.5 Billion.