The Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG), Volta Sector has elected Miss. Perpetual Sroda Mansah Wadjoly as first female coordinator of the Association.
Over the twenty-five years of the Association’s existence in the Volta and Oti regions, this is the first time ever a female coordinator has been elected for the Sector.
Miss. Perpetual Sroda Mansah Wadjoly was elected at the 25th Annual Delegates’ Congress of the TTAG Volta Sector held at the Akatsi College of Education in the Volta Region.
The twenty-five (25) years old young lady was the former Students’ Representative Council (SRC) President of the St. Teresa’s College of Education, Hohoe for the 2018/2019 Academic year.
She also served as a Governing Council Member of St. Teresa’s College of Education, Hohoe.
Perpetual Sroda Mansah Wadjoly served on numerous committees in her College including Disciplinary committee, Electoral committee, Library committee, Projects committee, Housing committee, Supported Teaching in Schools committee, Entity tender committee.
Perpetual Sroda Mansah Wadjoly had her Basic Education from St. Augustine’s R/C School. She attended Tamale Girls’ Senior High School. She graduated from St. Teresa’s College of Education as a professional teacher with Diploma in Basic Education. Currently, she is a prospective National Service Personnel.
Reading, writing, Women empowerment and Human Rights Activism are the interest and hobbies of Perpetual Sroda Mansah Wadjoly.
She worked with Mott MacDonald’s as an intern for a month on the T-TEL Program. Currently, she is a subscriber. (Founding member of T-TEL).
Role of a sector coordinator
The Association’s coordinator shall:
a. Serve as advisor to the sector executive officers, SEC, or GA or Congreas.
b. Supervise and ensure proper handing over to the new executive officers at a time agreed by SEC.
c. Keep true records of all proceedings of the Congress.
d. See to the day to day implementation of the decisions of GA or SEC and all other committees of the TTAG.
e. Control, direct and manage in a disciplined manner, the day to day activities of the TTAG secretariat.
f. Carry out duties that may be assigned to him/her by SEC, GA or Congress.
g. Shall submit periodic reports and make recommendations to SEC and GA.
h. Shall administer the General Assembly/Congress oaths and all
2. In the absence of the national coordinator, one of the sector
coordinators shall be appointed by the national executive officers to act.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF TTAG
Historically, teacher trainees organize agitations in 1970s and early 1980s on grounds of fair treatment and recognition both by the government and college authorities.
It is on record that in the 1970s, teacher trainees organize meetings to petition the government when they felt threatened as a result of their uncertainty about their status and qualification.
Again, there was a similar agitation fir the recognition of trainees allowances in the early 1980s. However, many beneficiaries of teachers of education afterward
had a deep seated conviction about what a union of teacher trainees could do for its members and nation at large. Many were of the view that, even though the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) existed, their focus was more on issues affecting
Many also agreed that teacher trainees need an association for the benefit of co-operation as expected in every human endeavour and some teacher trainees welcomed the idea as a very important tool whiles others were indifferent about the decision.
In the early 1990s teacher trainees forged to form the Teacher Trainees‘ Association of Ghana (TTAG). This attempt faced stiff
opposition from college authorities. Some employed all kinds of strategies before its germination. Apparently their contention was that such a union formed will make colleges of education, the then teacher training college ungovernable.
This notwithstanding, as also said by Nathanael Greene that ―we fight, we get beat, arise and fight again‖ between the end of the 1994/95 and the beginning of the 1995/96 academic year, the ground became fertile for the formation of TTAG.
Subsequently, the association was officially, inaugurated colourfully on 3rd February, 1996 at the Presbyterian College of Education by Mrs. Elizabeth Addabor, the then director of Teacher Education Division of the Ghana Education Service.
Mrs. Addabor is equally on record to have offered her unflinching support to the
founding fathers of the association.
It is worthy of notice that before TTAG was inaugurated, teacher trainees in the three Northern Region had a union called
Association of Teacher Training Colleges in the Northern Sector (ATTRICONS).
Its logo id the resemblance of ―Nyansapo‖ a store of Knowledge as the Akan tradition signifies that teachers are intelligent folks.
The pentagonal shape of the logo also shows the fivev administrative sectors of the association, which comprises Colleges
in Ashanti and Brong – Ahafo (ASHBA), the three Northern Regions (ATTRICONS) Volta Region (Volta), Eastern and Greater
Regions (EAGA), Western and Central Region (WEC).
In 2001 at the 6th Annual Delegates‘ Congress at St. John Bosco College, Navrongo, congress then approved a written document as the association‘s constitution.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The association exists;
1. To champion the cause of Teacher Trainees in Ghana.
2. To promote co-operation, understanding and friendship among students of the colleges of education in Ghana and
other students‘ bodies both in Ghana and abroad so far as their aims and objectives of such bodies do not conflict with those of TTAG.
3. To promote high academic, professional and moral standard among Trainees.
4. To encourage social programmes among Teacher Trainees.
5. To serve as the mouthpiece of Teacher Trainees.
6. To assist the authorities of Colleges of Education in Ghana to develop the College and help find solutions to problems
as and when they arise.