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22.07.2009 Education

Vice-Chancellor wants government to resource Teacher Training Institutions

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Mampong (Ash), July 21, GNA – A university don has appealed to corporate bodies to partner government to resource teacher training institutions to help them turn out qualified teachers.

Prof Kwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, said developing the skills, capacity and expertise of teachers called for equally well-endowed training institutions to impart quality knowledge into the Ghanaian youth.

He was addressing a matriculation ceremony for distance education students at the Asante-Mampong Campus of the university at the week-end.

A total of 2,688 students were admitted to pursue various programmes.

The Vice Chancellor said the university was collaborating with the Ghana Education Service to provide regular in-service up-dating programmes for all categories of teachers as well as school authorities to build their capacity for the challenges imposed by the education reform.

He appealed to the Ghana Education Trust Fund to build more structures to enable the university to expand its programmes.

Prof. Asabere-Ameyaw said the University has large tracts of land that needed to be developed to avoid encroachment by individuals and estate developers.

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