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General News of Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Teacher trainees to graduate with degrees next year - Education minister

From the year 2019, all students from teacher training colleges will begin to graduate with degrees, the Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has said. The move, the minister said was part of a series of teaching reforms in the country.

The Minister who was speaking at the Meet the Press series in Accra on Tuesday noted that students seeking to go to any of the 46 teacher training colleges would have to apply through the universities.

Currently, many teachers who complete the three-year Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) at the Colleges of Education go on, later, to do a two-year top-up first degree, by distance learning, at the University of Cape Coast.

Reacting to that, Mr Opoku Prempeh said the reforms form part of Government’s vision to transform the country’s education delivery system to meet the needs of a 21st century economy, and to produce a skilled and confident workforce to drive the nation’s agenda for industrialisation and modernisation.