The Ministry of Education has converted all public Colleges of Education into four-year bachelor of education degree-awarding institutions.
According to the ministry, the conversion forms part of reform strategies for education in the country.
In 2018, the government announced that all Colleges of Education will be upgraded to University Colleges.
Additionally, President Akufo-Addo indicated that a four-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree will be introduced in the University Colleges.
All 45 Colleges of Education in Ghana are now Degree Awarding Institutions affiliated to Traditional Universities including University of Education, Winneba, University for Development Studies and University of Cape Coast.
The MCcoy College of Education Graduated One Hundred and Forty Nine Students with 9 Students Bagging first class Honor Degrees.
According to Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, Upper West Regional Minister:
I was the Guest of Honour at the 1st Congregation of the Bachelor of Education Degree Programme by McCoy College of Education, Nadowli. One Hundred and Forty-Nine students were awarded Bachelor of Education degrees and out of this number, 9 students had First Class Honours.
I commended the Principal and Staff of the college for the strides they have made over the years in churning out teachers who have so far marched their counterparts from the other Colleges of Education. I paid tribute to the founding fathers of the Catholic Church in the region and its immense contribution to the development of the region.
The Principal of the college, Rev. Fr. Peter Paul Yelletuo indicated the successes and challenges confronting the college. The ceremony was chaired by Prof. D.D. Kuupole, Chairman of the Governing Council of the college and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.
Source: Upper West Media App