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LOCAL NEWS: "First Degree Required To Teach Basic School" - NAPO


Ghana's Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has revealed that the minimum requirement for any person to teach in basic schools in Ghana is a 'First Degree'.


This was made known by Dr. Prempeh when he appeared before parliament to give updates on Ghana's education.


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Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh said "Government is of the view that basic education will be the foundation of every child’s education and thus the quality of teachers must be top-notch. We have our focus on teacher reforms to take the necessary steps to upgrade all our Colleges of Education to university colleges to award Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), degrees, following a review of the teacher education curriculum into the standards-based curriculum,”


He added an implementation of the new teacher education curriculum which began in October 2018 will see each College of Education be affiliated to one of the public Universities in Ghana.


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He hinted government has also introduced a new yearly allowance for teachers called 'Professional Teacher Allowance'.


"It ranges from GHc600 to GHc1,200 and professional teachers will receive GHc1,200 and non-professional teachers will take home GHc600." he said.


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He further explained that the allowance is to support teachers improve, upgrade and keep them abreast with modern trends to assist in improving learning outcomes.


Story by: Bervelyn Henrietta Allotey

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