The National President of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) Mr. Jonathan Dzunu expressed worry over the abandoned projects in Colleges of Education.
Speaking at the grand durbar of the 26th General Assembly of TTAG held at the St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe on Friday, 22nd July, 2022, Mr. Jonathan Dzunu said, contractors have abandoned major projects in Colleges of Education since 2016.
He explained that, Government of Ghana in 2016 awarded some contracts for the construction of lecture halls, dormitories, classrooms and teacher’s bungalows among others but contractors abandoned their work at the preparatory stage, the situation he said is causing infrastructural challenges.
He further said, the colleges of education are bedeviled with infrastructural challenges, challenges which have negatively affected effective academic works in most colleges of education.
He said, these infrastructural challenges have dire consequences on the safety, academic progress and success of the colleges and students.
“As much as successive governments over the years have been making some reforms in the colleges of education, there are much more infrastructure to provide to the existing colleges. These include lecture halls, hostels, sports facilities, science laboratories, road network, pipe born water and other useful facilities.”
Mr. Jonathan Dzunu noted that, this situation has created a limited number of available facilities in some colleges of education, compelling colleges of education to run a double track system.
“In this regard, we are urging government to take pragmatic measures to complete stalled projects as well as partner Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other benevolent groups to help provide adequate facilities to improve the infrastructure in the colleges of education to enable the colleges contain all the 4-year group on campus.” Jonathan Dzunu said.