The 200,000 private school teachers to take the UEW teacher education programme will not pay a huge amount of money for the trimester course, the National Executive Director of GNACOPS told EducationWeb.com.gh on Friday.
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 EducationWeb.com.gh.
The education programme designed by 6 faculty members of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) is aimed to train private school teachers under GNACOPS to be licensed as professional teachers by the Teaching Council (NTC).
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.
Applicants with minimum entry requirement 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).