The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) has collaborated with Old Mutual Insurance Company Limited to financially support the over 200,000 participants of the UEW education programme starting September.
Currently operating in 14 countries across the world, Old Mutual will support payment of tuition, accommodation, life insurance cover and financial demands of the trainees during their 6 weeks of intensive training.
Speaking at the launch of the fund, Mr Gyetuah said a minimum contribution of GH 25.00 monthly would be paid by proprietors or school owners of private schools to a designated account of the scheme to support the upkeep of each scheme member of the school.
The Executive Director of GNACOPS furthered that participants would use 3 semesters to acquire a Diploma certificate and 30 months to obtain a degree as a professional teacher with specialised accreditation.
Rev. Steve Revss, the board chairman of the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) in his remarks said the new partnership is geared towards fruitfulness and would raise the bar of private education in this country.
The National Communication Officer of GNACOPS, Mr Samuel Nyamekye also appealed to donors, non-governmental organisations, individuals to help grow the fund to cover more private school teachers across the board.
The trimester teacher education course forms part of the private school Council’s efforts to ensure all unprofessional private school teachers in the country are trained to be professionals and issued a teaching license by the NTC.