The central government has approved GH¢362,429, 568.00 for the payment of book and research allowances payable to eligible senior members of public tertiary institutions across the country, a Ministry of Education official has said.
The Director of Tertiary Education at the Ministry of Education, Prof. Yayra Dzakadzie, disclosed this in his address 14th graduation ceremony of the Jasikan College of Education on the theme, “Overcoming Challenges of the Teaching Profession: The Role of Character, Innovation and Creativity”.
The Tertiary Director also said the government was dedicated to creating fair opportunities for staff members to advance in their careers, ensuring that educational institutions become self-sufficient in terms of human resources.
Prof. Dzakadzie stated that the government was providing all necessary infrastructure and other academic facilities to enable the effective fulfilment of their primary responsibility as teacher trainers.
“In this context, I wish to reassure you that the 300-bed capacity hostel projects in the 46 colleges of education are progressing despite some initial setbacks.
On this note, let me also assure the Jasikan College of Education that all projects commenced by the government will be completed in due course,” the Director said as quoted by Daily Graphic in a post sighted by AcademicWeek.com.
He reassured members of the Colleges of Education Teachers’ Association of Ghana (CETAG) across the country that the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) would soon start the implementation of the audit report in all Colleges of Education without fear or favour.
“When confronted with issues that demand collective efforts to discover solutions, let’s engage the ministry in the spirit of truth and honesty based on an awareness of present conditions and available resources,” the Professor stressed.
Commenting on STEM, Prof. Dzakadzie said the Ministry of Education was committed to enabling all children to reach their full potential as valuable members of society by providing equitable, inclusive and high-quality education and opportunities for lifelong learning.
He explained that there was the need to equip Ghanaian students with the STEM knowledge and skills to excel in the rapidly evolving technological landscape, stating that the success of the two shows, “marks the beginning of a nationwide campaign to enhance stem education in Ghana”.