Teach for Ghana (TFG), a leadership organisation that focuses on recruitment and training of graduates to teach pupils in deprived schools in the country has expressed interest in collaborating with the University of Cape Coast College of Distance Education (CoDE).
Speaking at a meeting with top management of CoDE, a representative of TFG, Mr. Daniel Dotse who led two other officials said the organisation was interested in providing quality educational opportunity to children in the country. He explained that TFG recruit the most promising graduates and young professionals from varied disciplines to teach in Ghana’s underserved communities through a highly selective, two-year fellowship. He said alumni of the programme build on their classroom experience to effect systematic changes wherever they find themselves.
Mr. Dotse noted that as part of their effort to achieve this important mandate, TFG would need the assistance of UCC to create tailor-made teacher certificate programmes for the recruited graduates. He also added that “we want UCC to join us in leading this innovative model of chance in Africa and expand the network of world-class teachers across Ghana.”
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro who chaired the meeting said he was excited about the organisation’s passion to improve the standard of education in the country through teacher education. He noted that their mandate was in line with the Vice-Chancellor’s agenda of partnering with academic institutions and other organisations to influence quality education. He added that a team from CoDE would hold discussions with officials from TFG to identify specific areas for the collaboration before a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) could be signed.
Also present at the meeting was the Provost of the CoDE, Prof. John Nelson Buah. Other members of the TFG team were Carolina Ramirez and Yaba Haffar.