Accra College of Education Staff undergoes two-day workshop on Action Learning and Research

Accra College of Education Academic Staff ended a two-day workshop on Action Learning and Research on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

The workshop was organized to sharpen research skills of the tutors; since colleges of education are now tertiary, the promotion of academic and senior members of non-academic staff will no longer be based on long service as it exists in the Ghana Education Service.

Promotion of colleges of education staff will follow the regulations in tertiary education. Publications, community work, active work, standard teaching and others will form the basis for promotion.

Appointment Durations

Addressing the Staff, the Principal of the College, Dr Samuel A. Atintono reminded staff that according to the harmonized conditions of service for the colleges of education, appointments are temporal.

The first four years are on probation, staff who do not get promotion after the first four years will be given another four years, any staff who fails to get promotion after twelve years of work he/she will be sacked.

The facilitator of the workshop, Dr. Brian K. Jennings, a British from Wales, founder of Action Learning and Research Foundation in Ghana and a lecturer of Ghana Christian University College, Amrahia took the staff through series of activities to revive their research skills.

The staff were given the opportunity to become members of Action Learning and Research Foundation in Ghana. Some of the members of the foundation are Rev. Faustina E. Ganaa and others.

About Dr Brian K. Jennings

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Dr Brian K. Jennings

The facilitator, Dr Brian K. Jennings who has been in Ghana for the past 20 years is actively assisting education sector of Ghana, he has taught at Ghana Christian University College (GCUC) formerly Ghana Christian College and Seminary for the past twenty years teaching social sciences courses.

Some of his favourite courses are ethics, sociology, philosophy, religions and others. He is one of the consultants of the Ghana Accreditation Board.

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Due to the new education reforms in Ghana which made it mandatory for the new tertiary institutions to affiliate to existing universities for mentorship, the then leadership of the GCUC stated there is no need to affiliate to an existing tertiary institution in Ghana since their mission and vision differ from them.

Dr Brian Jennings negotiated with his home country university, the University of Wales to affiliate Ghana Christian University College to mentor and award certificates to its graduates.

The GCUC was established by American missionaries in 1952 and has trained many Ghanaians including the first Ghanaian to preach on the radio in Ghana, the late Dr. Patrick Adjei, Dr. Emmanuel Adjei. Dr. Ahlija, founder of Regent University College, founder of White Chapel Stores and many religious and education leaders.

One of the lecturers of the College, Dr. Rife, an American once said: “the documents we presented for accreditation in Ghana become the standard for the Ghana Accreditation Board and it was duplicated to guide other institutions”.

Dr. Brian Jennings is a good bicycle rider, he rides more than 20 kilometres a day.

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