About 460 trainee teachers to be sacked for attaining GPA below 1.0

About 460 trainee teachers to be sacked for attaining GPA below 1.0

- Teacher trainees will be sacked for non-performance in either one or more papers

- This is due to a review of progression policy by the Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast

- If a student writes 10 papers and gets 9As but failed one twice, he will go home irrespective of his CGPA

About 460 Level 100 trainee teachers across 46 Colleges of Education in Ghana are facing dismissal for poor performance in their academic work in the first year of their four-year programme.

According to a report by the Colleges of Education journal, the students are being sacked because they lost 12 credits out of the 42 to 48 registered for two semesters.

An SRC President who spoke on the basis of anonymity, described the situation as disheartening.

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He opined that the current situation is unfair because the number of credits passed by students is higher than what they failed.

The total credits for students ranged between 42 to 48 for both semesters 1&2. This is not fair because the number of credits students passed is far higher than the failed one,” he stated.

Students with a GPA below 1.0 at the end of the first semester shall be cautioned by the Director (Academic Affairs) and counselled by the Departmental Academic Advisor and/or University Counseling Centre.

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A supplementary end of semester exams are written by such a student after which the next action shall be dismissal.

The embattled trainee teachers were enrolled into the 2018/2019 academic year.

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