UCC Signs MoU with Teach for Ghana to Train Graduates for Deprived Schools

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Teach for Ghana (TFG), a leadership organisation that focuses on recruitment and training of graduates to teach pupils in the deprived schools. TFG over the years has been recruiting university graduates and young professionals who are referred as Fellows from a wide variety of disciplines to teach Mathematics, English Language, Integrated Science and ICT in rural communities. With the signing of the MoU, UCC will enroll qualified TFG Fellows as candidates for Postgraduate Diploma (PGDE) in Education from the 2017/2018 academic year through distance mode. The University will also provide distance learning opportunities for the PGDE course in TFG's regions of operation and offer the University's programme to qualified candidates. In addition, UCC will supervise teaching practice and project work of students, jointly monitor the aptitude and progress of Fellows with TFG for the duration of the programme. The University will also award successful Fellows with teacher certification/ PGDE Diploma that will enable them to operate as professional teachers and trainers. In his remarks at the signing ceremony, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T. Oduro, noted that UCC attaches premium on partnerships that focus on teacher development. He urged TFG to operationalise the MoU and added that teacher education plays a critical role to achieve the development of every nation. He commended TFG for providing the foundation upon which UCC could contribute towards achieving TFG's objectives. For his part, the Chief Executive Officer of TFG, Mr. Daniel Dotse, thanked the University management for the partnership and added that TFG would do everything it could to make the MoU work completely since the professional knowledge and skills of teachers were crucial for quality education.