Most students in the 46 public colleges of Education in Ghana are in complete disarray following the new development that has been happening in the Ghana Education System today. The continuous changing of their academic calendar has been so worrying and makes them lose focus on Education.
Yesterday the 1st of November 2021, the Director-General of Ghana Tertiary Education Commission GTEC, prof. Mohammed Salifu issue a statement that the 46 public colleges of Education should reschedule their reopening date for continuing students (that is level 200 and 300 students) to early January 2022.
According to the Director-General of GTEC, this is to allow the 46 public colleges of Education to closely aline it’s self to their affiliate tertiary universities. Meanwhile, it was the same Commission that issued statement on the 8th of October 2021 for all continuing students of the public to report to school on the 7th November 2021.
The major concern raise for the first academic calendar which was to allow this student report on the 7th of November 2021 was that the Colleges will have enough time to address students with resit papers and also it was to help them eliminate the online teaching and learning that was introduced in Colleges of Education due to accommodation challenges.
Does that mean that public colleges of Education will have to return to online learning now that they are reverting to the old system? Now the incoming level 200 students have not seen their whole academic year results. How will the whole College of Education manage those students with resit papers? Our educational system needs a serious factory reset.