GETFund Project:NAPO commissioned first phase of ongoing 400-bed capacity Hall of Residence for St. Monica’s College

The Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has commissioned the first phase of an ongoing 400-bed capacity Hall of Residence GETFund project for St. Monica’s College of Education,Mampong in the Ashanti Region.

He commissioned the project as a Guest of Honour  on Saturday,July 20,2019 at the 11th annual Congregation ceremony of the College.

He also commissioned a Four-storey Lecture Hall  in honour of the Principal of the College, Canon Mrs. Christina Sobotie.

Both projects were dedicated by the Archbishop of the Internal Province of Ghana, Most Rev. Prof. Daniel Yinkah Sarfo and, assisted by Rt. Rev Dr. Cyril Ben-Smith, the Anglican Bishop of Asante Mampong as well as the Municipal Chief Executive.

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New B.Ed curriculum

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, in his address described the new B.Ed curriculum as developed in line with the National Teachers’ Standards (NTS) and National Teacher Education Curriculum Framework (NTECF).

These two documents were approved by cabinet in September 2017.

“One of the key features as level specialisms so that, after a common first year to build a foundation as a beginning teacher, student teachers can choose to specialize in EARLY CHILDHOOD, PRIMARY or JHS. This is a change from the Diploma system where most student teachers qualified with a general qualification whilst a limited number qualified with an Early Childhood specialism” he added.

”The new curriculum also emphasizes the provision and acquisition of core skills and competencies, including critical thinking, creativity and problem solving. This will ensure that those teaching our children are inspiring confident and knowledgeable on the quality of education they are delivering.” He said.

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“We believe to change the paradigm of Ghana’s development, the teacher is the centre because he trains our most vulnerable and next generation of leaders”.

According to him,the Ministry of Education has taken a decision to emphasis the training of teachers for early grade and primary levels, so immediately action is being taken to require an increase in the number of student teachers enrolled in Early Grade Courses in the Colleges of Education and to reduce the proportion of student teachers enrolled in Junior High School specialist courses.

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He used the opportunity to applaud the staff and especially the Principal of the college for the infrastructural development and management of the college.

He promised to complete the projects since it’s a requirement with the introduction of the four year B.Ed.


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of, an Online Education News Blog, and Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog now His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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