Minister of Education launches GH₵ 4.6 million Transition Support Fund for Staff of Colleges of Education

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MINISTER OF EDUCATION LAUNCHES GH₵ 4.6 MILLION TRANSITION SUPPORT FUND FOR STAFF OF COLLEGES OF EDUCATION

Friday, 21st June, 2019 – Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the minister for education, will today launch a GH₵ 4.6 million Transition Support Fund for Tutors and non-teaching staff in all 46 Public Colleges of Education to be used for Professional Development and upgrading. The launch would be held at the St Louis College of Education in Kumasi, during their 15th Congregation ceremony.


The GH₵ 4.6 million Transition Support Fund is an investment which the Ministry of Education is making, with the assistance of UK aid (through the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning in Ghana Programme), to upgrade the qualifications of teaching and non-teaching staff across all 46 public Colleges of Education. The fund will help to support the Ministry of Education’s ongoing efforts to ensure that all tutors have at least a Masters in Research degree by 2022.


Colleges of Education will be able to access up to GH₵ 100,000 each which they can then use for the professional development and upgrading of their staff. To access this   GH₵ 100,000, each College will have to demonstrate that they are implementing the new B.Ed curriculum in line with two key national policy documents- the National Teachers’ Standards (NTS) and the National Teacher Education Curriculum Framework (NTECF).

Signed

Ekow Vincent Assafuah

PRO, Ministry of Education

 

Find out more about the transition support fund here - http://www.t-tel.org/tsf

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