Upgrade Colleges Of Education



prof naana janeThe Head of Applied Linguistics of the University of Education, Winneba, Dr. Rebecca Akpanglo, has appealed to the government to, as a matter of urgency, consider making the Colleges of Education, four-year degree awarding.

According to her, this would reduce the pressure on University of Cape Coast and University of Education, Winneba; the only two teacher-training universities in the country.

Dr. Akpanglo made the appeal at the graduation of the 2011/2012 year students of the Presbyterian Women’s College of Education, Aburi, in the Eastern Region, at which 135 teachers graduated. The theme was: “Improving the standard of teacher education to accelerate quality female education in Ghana”.

The Eastern Regional Director of Education, Mrs. Adriana Kandilige, urged the graduates to give their best to their students to lift education to higher heights.

She said that the theme has drawn the attention of improving female education in the country hence the need to encourage more women to be educated.

According to Mrs Kandilige , female education plays a key role in developing a society, reduce infant and child mortality rates and improves on family health.

She urged the head of the Presbyterian Women’s’ Teacher Education College to institute distance education in the college to enable more women have access to teacher education.

The College Principal, Dr. Harriet Naki Amui, said the school has obtained many successes since its establishment.
She noted that the motive of the school is to make the institution a centre of excellence for training women of substance who would make impact towards national development.

She advised them to be committed to the noble profession and be disciplined in order to achieve their objectives.-David Kodjo, Aburi-Akuapem.

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