Following the directives given by the President of the Republic of Ghana on the reopening of educational institutions for final year students, the Institute of Education – University of Cape Coast in consultation with the National Conference of Principals of Colleges of
Education (PRINCOF) has released the examination arrangements for final year students of Colleges of Education.
About 15,000 Level 300 trainee teachers are expected to report to the 46 public Colleges of Education across the country on Monday, 22nd June 2020.
Revision and tutorials are expected to take place across all Colleges of Education from Tuesday, 23rd June to Wednesday, 1st July 2020. Assessment Officers together with Teaching Practice Coordinators are also expected to key in Project Work and Teaching Practice scores between 30th June to 4th July, 2020.
The Level 300 trainee teachers are scheduled to write their final three papers on 2nd and 3rd July, 2020 to enable them to end their 3 years Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) programme.
Reacting to the development, Mr. Asaan Mathew Ayaaba, a Level 300 trainee teacher who doubles as the immediate past SRC
President of St. John Bosco’s College of Education in an interaction with the News Desk of the Colleges of Education Weekly Journal stated that “my colleagues’ at St. John Bosco’s College raised eyebrows when they saw the news. Many of them said they were preparing to write the final examination towards the end of July as it has always been the case every year.
The change of the date left many of us stranded as many have made up their minds for the end of July. Most of us have not been able to pay the examination fees yet and we do not know our fate of writing the exams.
We were expecting the Student Loan Trust Fund to pay the allowances so that we can settle the examination fees but that has not happened yet. It is good to also note that some colleagues have expressed their readiness for the exams too”.
Mr. Bright Ocran, the immediate past SRC President and Level 300 trainee teacher of Komenda College of Education also in an interaction with the News Desk indicated that it was a step in the direction taken by the Institute of Education – University of Cape Coast as the COVID – 19 case count does not seem to be declining anytime soon. We just need to adjust ourselves and adhere to the laid down protocols.
He further added that “I urge all my colleagues in the final year to rise to the occasion and live up to expectation. It is possible”.
Source: News Desk, Colleges of Education Weekly Journal.