The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh says the minimum requirement for basic school teachers in the country is first degree.
NAPO speaking on the floor of Parliament indicated that the new requirement forms part of teaching reforms introduced by the government.
“We have in our focus on teacher reforms taken the necessary steps to upgrade all our Colleges of Education to university colleges to award Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), degrees, following a review of the teacher education curriculum into the standards-based curriculum,”
The Education Minister in a statement on “Education and Teacher Reforms” presented to the House on Tuesday said the implementation of the new teacher education curriculum began in October 2018, with each College of Education affiliated to one of the public universities of Ghana.
He said the Ministry of Education was working in collaboration and support of the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) to upgrade capacity and improve the quality of teacher education to position teachers to be able to respond to current and future challenges in education.
T-TEL is a Government of Ghana programme funded by DFID. T-TEL is a six-year programme, which aims at ensuring Ghana’s teaching graduates are equipped to deliver high-quality, inspirational teaching and learning in schools.