Minister expresses satisfaction with Teacher Education Curriculum Framework
At a meeting to present the draft Teacher Education framework to the Minister of Education on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the West Wing of the Parliament house in Accra, Hon. Dr. Mathew Opoku-Prempeh, the sector minister expressed his satisfaction with the progress of work on the Draft Teacher Education Curriculum framework.
The Minister who bemoaned the absence of a national curriculum framework was hopeful that the model developed by T-TEL with support from National Institutions was going to provide a clear path for the development of curricula in the country. “We have operated an auto pilot for too long” he mentioned.
Hon. Dr. Opoku Prempeh believes that a teacher education curriculum framework and an eventual development of a standard Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) Curriculum will give room for more public universities to offer the programme. “We want to democratize the DBE so that any public university can offer it...We will develop this framework. The framework will be owned by NCTE. Any public university that wants to run DBE can then adopt it” he said.
Present at the Meeting were Prof. Mohammed Salifu (Executive Secretary, NCTE), Dr. Augustine Tawiah (Deputy Ranking Member, Parliamentary Select Committee on Education), and Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah (Key Lead, Curriculum Review Technical Committee). Others included Ms. Wilhelmina Asamoah and Mr. Ernest Wesley Otoo of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Jacob Kor (Director General, GES), members of the Curriculum Review Technical Committee and some T-TEL staff.
The Minister will be holding meetings between T-TEL, the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and Key National Education Institutions to agree on a finalised framework ahead of the 4th National Stakeholder forum where the final document will be presented.