Two new universities are to be established at
Donkorkrom in the Afram Plains area and
Somanya in the Eastern Region, President John
Dramani Mahama has said.
The new universities are part of government’s
interventions to build a university in each
President Mahama made this known during his
State of the Nation Address in Parliament
Highlighting the progress made in the
education sector, the president said
government was on course in transforming six
polytechnics into universities.
He also stated that there were plans for
establishing an Islamic teacher training college
in the country as part of measures to increase
teacher trainee enrollment.
He also noted that interventions such as the
removal of teacher trainee allowances and the
quota system had led to increased enrollment
in the colleges.
The president said new interventions such as
the Teacher Professional Development
programme were in the offing and were aimed
at training 95 per cent of teachers at the basic
level by 2020.
President Mahama stated that the Compulsory
Education Programme had also led to the
enrolment of 54,800 children into various
schools in four regions.
According to him, the directive for textbooks
to be printed in the country had led to the
creation 1,400 new direct jobs.
On the construction of new secondary schools,
President Mahama said some 123 community
day senior high schools were being built across
the country and were at various stages of
completion, adding that, “The current
Community Day SHS programme will be the
biggest intervention in Ghana’s education
Source : Graphic.com.gh