The University of Cape Coast (UCC) and the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) Programme has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to review the Diploma in Basic Education Curriculum for Colleges of Education in Ghana.
The MoU forms the framework for a review of the Diploma in Basic Education Curriculum, based on the current policy requirements. T-TEL will offer the Institute of Education of the University of Cape Coast support to review and reform the DBE as required by the recently developed Teacher Standards, and to reflect international best practices.
Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) is a four-year Government of Ghana programme, supported by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.
Signing on behalf of the UCC, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole expressed the University’s firm commitment towards promoting teacher education in the country through the Institute of Education. He noted that the MoU would contribute towards enhancing the training of competent teachers to handle pupils at the basic level.
The National Programme Manager of T-TEL, Mr. Akwasi Addae-Boahene who signed on behalf of his organisation said UCC has always been on the forefront in terms of teacher education in Ghana and therefore, the collaboration was a step in the right direction.
Mr. Addae-Boahene who is also a member of the UCC Council expressed confidence that the partnership between the two institutions would help improve the curriculum of the thirty eight (38) public and eight (8) private Colleges of Education in Ghana.
Present at the signing ceremony were the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan, Provost of the College of Education, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah and Director of the Institute of Education, Prof. Fredrick Ocansey.