Education Minister Receives ‘Change-Makers’ Award

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The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has been awarded the 2018 Change-Maker Award (Quality Education Category) at the 62nd International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) World Assembly, which took place at Texas A&M International University’s College of Education (TAMIU), in Laredo, Texas, USA.

The award was in recognition of the Minister’s leadership in driving a new teacher training model for Ghana, under government’s current policy reform on teacher education, to improve the quality of pre-service teacher training.

In an acceptance speech read on his behalf by Mr. Akwasi Addae Boahene, Chief Technical Advisor of the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) Programme, Dr. Prempeh pointed out that Ghana is currently pursuing a new design, a new direction and a new focus of teacher education that will contribute immensely to the improvement of learning outcomes.

‘Change-Makers’ Awards celebrates individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions that improve the quality of lives through education. The Award was sponsored by the Rep. Henry Cueller, United States Congressional Representative for Texas’s 28th District. Mr. Cueller has served since January 4th , 2005.

The 62nd ICET World Assembly was on the theme, “Expanding Access and Exploring Frontiers in Education’, represents a call to action for explorers and pioneers redefining the frontier of teacher education, and brought together scholars, administrators, practitioners and community members, as well as members of government ministries and business leaders for a substantive discussion of innovative approaches to expanding access and exploring frontiers in education.

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