The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) September this year will commence the trimester teacher education programme for untrained private school teachers, a GNACOPS official told EducationWeb.com.gh on Friday.
Speaking to EducationWeb’s Okyere Darko George, the National Executive Director of the Ghana National Council of Private Schools, Mr Enoch Gyetuah said the trimester programme will be 6 weeks course, face to face and online.
“Academic activities are possible to start from September this year for the 200,000 untrained private school teachers and the programme is a 6 weeks course then they break, it will be a hybrid system (face to face and online),” he said.
Asked how much participants of the intensive trimester course will pay, the Executive Director replied his outfit is currently working on the amount to be paid by the students adding that “it will be very very affordable.”
“We are currently working on the cost but it will be very affordable because some insurance companies are coming in to support lessen the burden on the teachers amid the global pandemic,” Mr Gyetuah told Okyere Darko Darko.
According to him, students who successfully complete the trimester teacher education course or the programme will be awarded a diploma and a one-year top-up degree.
“The programme has two pathways, those who have not had any programme at all and if had qualified into the Colleges of Education would have done four years; and those who have degrees but are not professionals to do a postgraduate diploma in education,” he added.