Jackson Education College expands curriculum

Mrs Theodosia Jackson

Mrs Theodosia Jackson

The Jackson College of Education (JCE), Ghana’s premier private college of education, specialising in distance education, is to expand its curriculum to cover early childhood and French education.

Mrs Theodosia Jackson, principal of the college, said the two new programmes would commence in the 2017/18 academic year.
Introduction of the early childhood education programme, she stressed, has been structured to build the capacity of teachers in giving proper academic foundation to pupils, while the French programme was to help in enhancing access to French learning for teacher trainees.

Mrs Jackson, who was addressing the fifth graduation ceremony of the College, in Kumasi on Saturday, said the authorities were determined to introduce demand-driven courses relevant to the socio-economic growth of the country.
In all, 2, 334 trainee teachers passed out and were awarded Diploma in Basic Education through Distance Learning.

The certificates were jointly awarded by the JCE and the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).

Since its commencement in 2009, the college had produced over 6, 000 teachers, with some of them serving in the remotest parts of the country.

Mrs Jackson indicated that with its 30 learning centres spread across the country, JCE trainee teachers go through carefully-structured and learner-oriented distance education programmmes tailored around the Ghana Education Service’s (GES) approved courses.

These are facilitated by interactive modules and weekend face-to-face sessions designed for the convenience of the students.

Approval, she said, had been given by the GES for graduates of the college to be posted to both public and private schools in order to offer their services to the nation.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, in a speech read on his behalf, disclosed that the Otumfuo Charity Foundation had so far given scholarship to more than 2, 500 brilliant-but-needy students to pursue their educational careers.
He lauded Mrs Jackson for setting up the college, and hoped it would create access to the youth to undertake careers in teaching.

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