The Akufo-Addo administration has reintroduced the admission quota system for the 46 accredited Public Colleges of Education for the 2022/2023 academic year.
According to the list released by Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), a total of 12,002 prospective teacher trainees are expected to be admitted into the 46 Colleges of Education for the 2022/2023 academic year.
In a letter to the National Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF), the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission outlined the list of Colleges of Education with their respective admission quotas for the academic year under review.
But this decision has got the minority in parliament talking.
According to a Ranking Member on Parliament’s Education Committee, Clement Apaak the decision exposes the government’s inability to pay teacher trainee allowance.
The MP for Builsa South noted that the quota system introduced by the government limits the number of qualified persons who apply to the various training colleges in the country.
“A quota system to control the number of students Colleges of Education can admit for the 2022/23 academic year? The letter/allocation list attached suggests that govt can’t pay feeding grants/teacher trainee allowance for all who qualify to train as teachers.
“The Akufo-Addo/Bawumia NPP gov’t owes Ghanaians an apology and an explanation for abandoning a promise. The quota system for admission will prevent many prospective applicants from getting admission into teacher training colleges, and this is negative!” he said in a tweet.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH