The College of Distance Education (CoDE) at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) is to open more study centres in Ghana to absorb the increasing number of students yearning to obtain degrees by distance learning.
The College which currently has 86 centres across the country, has plans to raise it to one hundred and beyond by the year 2020.
The Provost of the College, Prof Isaac Galyuon, who disclosed this to GBC’s Radio Ghana, said about 17,000 students are expected to be admitted in the 2018/2019 Academic Year to pursue diploma and degree programmes.
He said though a number of tertiary institutions have sprung up to run distance education programmes in Ghana, a chunk of the working population, including teachers and bankers prefer the Cape Coast Programmes due to the quality tuition.
He disclosed that a new Committee has been set up to review the syllabus of the College and tailor it to demand driven courses.
On the Teacher Licensing Examination introduced in the country, the Provost noted that it will give the teachers strong bargaining power and also make the public recognize them like the other professions including medicine, law and nursing.