The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) after the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) suspended its strike action has released a revised calendar for its affiliate Colleges of Education for the 2022/2023 year.
In a statement copied to AcademicWeek, the management of UEW said its decision to revise the 2022/2023 affiliate Colleges calendar is amid the CETAG industrial action that disrupted academic activities in the second semester.
“It will be recalled that towards the end of the 2022 academic year, the semester was disrupted by a nationwide Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) industrial action on November 11, 2022
In view of the above, the assessment activities on campus were curtailed culminating in the suspension of the end-of-semester examination for level 200 and level 300,” the Winneba-based University of Education stated in the release.
Having studied submissions from individual Colleges and collective decisions by the College affiliated with the University of Education as well as the work programme of ITECPD, UEW the below-revised calendar has been issued
1. Tuesday, 3rd January 2023 – Level 200 students report to campus
2. Tuesday, 3rd January 2023 – Level 300 students report to campus
3. Wednesday, 4th January to 14th January 2023 – Lectures begin for levels 200 and 300
4. Monday, 16th January to 21st January 2023 – level 200 End of Second Semester Examination
5. Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th January – level 300 End of Second Semester Examination
6. Monday, 30th January 2023 – 1st Semester of the 2023 Academic year begins
The management of the University of Education further urged affiliate Colleges of Education to note that the examination fees payable by students of Colleges have been increased by 15% effective the 2023 academic year.
The 15% fee increment in line with government policy comes after the Ghana Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) after meeting stakeholders approved fees and charges for tertiary institutions for the 2022/2023 academic year.
In a letter shared with AcademicWeek.com, the GTEC said the approval of the next academic year’s fees follows advice they received that alongside the passage of the fees and charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022 (Act 1080)
“The advice we have received is that alongside the passage of the Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022 (Act 1080), a 15% increase across board should be approved by the Parliament of Ghana for all institutions covered by the Act,” it stated.
The Tertiary Commission in the release added that “Fees and charges applicable in all public tertiary education institutions for the 2022/2023 academic year may be adjusted by up to a maximum of 15% of the last approved rates.”
GTEC citing the Second Scheduled of the Act 1080 said for the avoidance of doubt, any adjustments made to the tertiary institutions’ fees and charges must not exceed 15% of the fees charged for the 2021/2022 academic year