The government has announced plans to undertake reforms to phase out diploma certificates in all 46 Colleges of Education.
According to the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, teachers who graduate from colleges of education this year will no longer be awarded Diploma certificates.
Instead, the Minister said, the teacher trainees will be awarded degree certificates.
“All teachers going to colleges of education would graduate with a university degree and not a diploma starting this year. Next year, the other universities will also take on part of their colleges.
“It is also to help the universities develop the capacity of teachers within the colleges of education. Now if you don’t hold a PHD…you would not be able to teach in the university but most of our college of education lecturers don’t need a PHD so we have given them time to improve themselves,” Dr. Prempeh said during the meet the press series held in Accra on Tuesday.
He also announced that henceforth, only PhD holders will be allowed to teach in the various universities.
According to him, this is to enable the universities develop the capacity of teachers in the colleges of education.
He, however, added that lecturers in colleges who do not hold PhDs will be allowed to upgrade their knowledge through the British government support.
"Now if you do not hold a PhD, you will not be able to teach in a university.
“But most of the lecturers in our colleges of education do not hold PhD. So we are giving them time to improve their knowledge, through the British government support,” Dr. Prempeh added.
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