If you are a teacher employed by the Ghana Education Service and are currently teaching, then I hope this information finds you. In other words, if you possess a Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) certificate from one of the public Colleges of Education in Ghana, then you are the one.
Now, this is the information ; any in-service teacher under GES with a Diploma certificate from college is advised to undertake a Degree course to obtain a Degree certificate before it is late. Read on and I will explain why I am saying so.
First, the Ghana Association of Teachers (GNAT) revealed in their GNAT Hour show that the minimum qualification to teach in Ghanaian schools at the pre-tertiary level is a Degree. That is why GNAT together with the University of Cape Coast and the Ghana Education Service introduced the one — year top-up programmes for diploma holders. The initiative emanated from the former Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh during his tenure in office.
Also, the University of Cape Coast (UCC) will be running the top-up sandwich programme for a short while and eventually bring it to an end. From my estimation, the five, and four semesters sandwich programme being run by UCC and UEW will soon come to an end. This is because our Colleges of Education now award Degree in the various fields. The 2021 batch will be the first to graduate with a Degree followed by subsequent year groups. So, a time is coming that these Degree sandwich courses will be needless.
I know you might feel pressured after reading this post,, but the good news is that Degree sandwich programmes will run for quite a long time before it comes to an end. Also, GNAT indicated that all teachers who obtained their Degree certificates but have not been upgraded due to the time of acquiring the certification will all be upgraded. However, before you pursue your sandwich or regular course, do not forget to follow the new GES guidelines for further studies.
Content created and supplied by: BricyBoateng (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More