The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh says government is committed to address the persistent poor learning outcomes in basic schools.
According to him, getting well-educated, motivated teachers into Ghana’s school is critical to improving the learning outcomes of the country’s growth and development.
This the, minister noted will depend on the type of teachers trained for this generation of Ghanaian children and has therefore call for pragmatic education to ensure highly qualified teachers who are committed to prepare this next generation of Ghanaian citizens to a greater height.
Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh disclosed this at the 11the Congregation of Saint Monica’s College of Education at Asante Mampong.
A total of 452 graduated from the mainstream whilst 161 graduated from Untrained Teacher Diploma in Basic Education were all conferred with diploma certificates.
Five First class graduands were honoured by the college with Sampsung Galaxy Tablet.
Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh said, his ministry has taken a decision in training teachers for Early Grade and Primary levels.
This according to him, needs immediate action to increase the number of student teachers enrolled in Junior High School to specialist courses.
This change in approach has important implications for the teacher education system to ensure that sufficient newly qualified teachers are graduating annually from 2022 onwards to meet the teacher requirements in the basic education system.
This will ensure that the number of teachers produced by the teacher education system in 2022 and beyond matches the workforce requirements of the Ghana Education Service.
The principal of the College Mrs. Christiana Adwoa Sobotie one major challenge confronted the college auditorium.
According to her, 1500 Seater Multi-Purpose Auditorium GETFund project which started in 2012 has been abandoned for lack of funds and has therefore urged government to release funds for its completion as a matter of urgency.
Story filed by Razak Baba