NIST to ensure effective implementation of the 4-year B.Ed. Programme in Colleges of Education

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The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has established a National Implementation Support Team (NIST) to oversee the effective execution of the new 4-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programme across all colleges, and the smooth affiliation of each of the forty-six (46) colleges of Education (CoEs) to one of the five public universities - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Education, Winneba, University of Cape Coast, University for Development Studies, and the University of Ghana. 

Membership of the NIST includes the National Accreditation Board (NAB), NCTE, universities, CoEs and a range of key stakeholders. NIST has defined the roles and responsibilities of each university and its affiliated CoE for a period between 2019 and 2023. 

Chaired by Prof. Mohammed Salifu, Executive Secretary of the NCTE, the NIST exists to ;

  • Oversee the effective implementation of the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programme across all 5 universities and 46 Colleges of Education in Ghana. 
  • Monitor and report back to NCTE and NAB the extent to which each university and College of Education is adhering to the commitments signed in the Affiliation Agreement. 

The 4-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programme will ensure that those teaching our children are inspiring, confident and knowledgeable on the quality education they are delivering. The curriculum is aligned with the National Teachers’ Standards (NTS) and informed by the National Teacher Education Curriculum Framework (NTECF).



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