The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) as part of efforts to promote teacher professionalization has successfully developed an education programme for untrained private school teachers to be licensed and professionals.
The intensive 3-semester teacher education programme developed by 6 faculty members of the University of Education (UEW) will be run six weeks each for some 200,000 private school teachers in the country.
The credit load for each semester would be 27. Learners would be assessed after each session and grades cumulated over the three-session period leading to the award of Diploma in Basic Education to successful trainees.
UEW in a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said applicants with minimum entry requirements will automatically be admitted to the programme while applicants of 25 years and over will qualify to sit for the Mature Students Entrance Examination and gain admission if they pass.
However, applicants who do not fall into the two aforementioned categories would be offered the opportunity for an Access Course for three weeks following which they would be assessed and qualified students admitted.
Graduates of the Diploma in Basic Education can pursue a Bachelor of Education in Basic Education with a one-year top-up to obtain the degree.
Those who already have earned a degree but without professional qualifications can do a postgraduate diploma in Education under the programme to become professionals and licensed by the National Teaching Council (NTC).