Colleges Of Education: Level 100 Students Should Resume With Final Year Students On 15th June- Counsellor Daniel Fenyi

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Colleges Of Education: Level 100 Students Should Resume With Final Year Students On 15th June- Counsellor Daniel Fenyi
Colleges Of Education: Level 100 Students Should Resume With Final Year Students On 15th June- Counsellor Daniel Fenyi

Colleges Of Education: Level 100 Students Should Resume With Final Year Students On 15th June- Counsellor Daniel Fenyi

  1. Just as the Gold Track students are reporting with the Final year students at the SHS level on June 22, 2020, so I suggest that First year teacher trainees resume with Final year students at the College of Education level.

  2. In President Akufo Addo’s speech last Sunday, May 31, he mentioned clearly that normalcy be restored for all final year students at the Tertiary, SHS and JHS levels on 15th, 22th and 29th June, 2020 respectively.

  3. Indeed, that ‘policy’ directive is obviously the national perspective. Within this framework, I believe Headteachers, Directors of Education, Principals and the Ministry of Education are peculiarising decisions and directives to fit different ‘local’ academic contexts.

  4. One of such particularly dynamic context is the College of Education (henceforth CoE) system.

  5. The final year students of the CoE are supposed to be undertaking only two courses together with teaching practice. For most schools, these two courses are almost done with via online. It’s the mode of assessment that’s hanging and therefore, just a two-week stay on campus would be enough.

  6. In fact, all of them have or are supposed to have rented accomodation outside campus. Impliedly, upon their resumption on 15th, they are not likely to stay on campus. Actually, it wouldn’t be needful to even house them on campus.

  7. Therefore, if this convention persists, then the campuses of the CoE will continue to virtually remain vacant, albeit, the final years’ return.

  8. I think therefore that the first year students could be made to return too, just as the Form 2 Gold track students at the SHS level.

  9. Why do I vouch for first year students? Well, I think they are still new to the (new structural arrangements of the) CoE system. They are still acclimatising after spending just a semester on campus and the covid 19 dealt them the huge blow. I believe they’ll need more face-to-face classroom interactions than any other group.

  10. The online system which currently runs, though has been a relatively useful stop gap design in the face of covid 19, I believe the least opportunity that affords the conventional face-to-face interaction must be readily condoned, especially for the first years who are entirely new to the entirely reformed CoE.

  11. 4 weeks of ‘top up’ learning (continuing from the online system) and 2 weeks of exams, in my estimation, could be ideal for the learners. And, later, attention could be focussed on the second years.

  12. This is an express concern of Counsellor Daniel Fenyi. It’s his candid opinion and remains just that. He hopes it adds to the stakeholder consultations on the modalities for the reopening of the CoE.

Best Wishes!
Counsellor Daniel Fenyi
Counsellor/Educationist.

Source: www.Manuelnewsgh.com

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