The Governing Board and the Management of the Akatsi College of Education has instituted a 10-year development plan to enhance training of teachers.
Speaking on the Strategic Plan of the College, Mr. John E. Seddoh, the Principal of the Akatsi College of Education has disclosed that, the College is currently working on the strategic plan for the period 2020-2030. The College has put in place key strategies to attract, hire and retain highly qualified and experienced academic and support staff.
Mr. John E. Seddoh, addressing a congregation of the graduating classes of 2019 and 2020 in Letsa Korba Hall has enumerated some challenges and achievements chalked over the past years.
According to him, it’s in the face of some challenges confronting the College that informed the decision to develop a 10-year plan to enhance training of teachers.
Mr. Seddoh believes that, the 10-year plan will address a lot of issues including but not limited to the following.
1. Improve upon the capacity of academic and administrative staff of the college.
2. Improve on the academic and social needs of students.
3. Improve upon the teaching of science and mathematics/ICT education in the college.
4. Expand and improve on the physical facilities/infrastructure.
5. Integrate fully ICT into the teaching and learning processes of the College.
6. Initiate quality assurance measures for teacher education.
He added that, the foregoing nonetheless, require concerted efforts by the academic and non academic staff together with various stakeholders for effective implementation.
Addressing issues on Policy Document and College Improvement Plan, Mr. John E. Seddoh noted that, Akatsi College of College through the help of its hardworking staff has been able to put together a comprehensive policy document cutting across all aspects of the College’s operations which include academic, leadership and management and general administration.
He said, a number of policies have already been fully implemented while others are at various levels of implementation. Heads of Departments and Units have been charged to identify and accomplish any three objectives stated in the CIPs and this will be one of the indicators by which their performance will be evaluated.
He indicated that, considering the humble beginnings of the Akatsi College of Education, Popularly known as “Avenor University” in the Akatsi South District of the Volta Region, Ghana in 1963 with an initial intake of 42 students and today are graduating with 480 students for the 2019 batch and 388 for the 2020 batch is a great achievement and the Management and Staff deserve commendation.
“As teacher training is the core business of this great institution, Our Vision is to be a National and international Model in churning out professionally qualified, effective and committed teachers for basic schools through competency-based training. The mission of the college is to provide student-centred, transparent, timely and cost-effective 3-Year Diploma in Basic Education (D.B.E.) by
implementing Basic Teacher Education Policies of the Ministry of Education through efficient, skilled, well motivated and dedicated professional staff.” He explained.
He further said, “It is the objective of this College to inculcate in our teacher trainees or student teachers the desirable leadership qualities to enable them take various positions of trust for national development. We also seek to train our students to become role models in their respective schools and communities. They are therefore well prepared to take up the challenges for the implementation of the basic school curriculum of the country.
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