The country’s first batch of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) students are set to graduate from various 46 public Colleges of Education, the leadership of the Transforming Teaching, Education and Learning (T-TEL) has announced.
In a blog post sighted by AcademicWeek, the not-for-profit organisation “said For the first time in the history of our education system, Ghana will produce its first Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) cohort from our 46 Colleges of Education.”
The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programme, T-TEL in the post said is in line with the National Teachers’ Standards which is well prepared to deliver the standards-based curriculum rolled out nationwide in the 2019 academic year.
“This is a major milestone in Ghana’s ambition to become a learning nation. We are confident that these new teachers will make a significant positive contribution to learning outcomes in our school system in the years to come
This historic achievement is part of Ghana’s drive to professionalize teaching and to join the select community of nations requiring a Bachelor’s degree as a minimum qualification for entry into the teaching profession, T-TEL stated.
Describing the implementation of the Bachelor of Education programme as successful, the Teaching, Education and Learning organization (T-TEL) said 2022 marks the fourth and exit year since the implementation of the B.Ed.
“2022 marks the fourth and exit year since the implementation of the B.Ed. programme and the implementation has experienced remarkable improvements in teaching and learning, leadership and governance, professional and institutional development, quality assurance and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)
We want to congratulate all pre-service and in-service teachers, particularly our beginning teachers, for their resilience, hard work and dedication to raising the standard of the teaching profession,” T-TEL noted in the post on its website.
The Chronology and transformation to B.Ed.
Colleges of Education, formally Teacher Training Colleges, had until 2007 run various pre-service teacher education programmes all in a bid to prepare the right teachers who are inspirational and aspirational to teach in the classrooms.
However, the government realised that there were issues with learning outcomes in the basic school system because of the way the entire pre-service teacher education was structured and delivered.
To address the challenges, the central government 2014 upgraded 38 Teacher Training Colleges into Diploma-awarding institutions and affiliated with the University of Cape Coast (UCC) as part of a review of the educational system