The Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) Volta sector, with its constituents of Colleges of Education in the Volta and Oti regions on Tuesday, 27 April 2020, held its opening ceremony to officially begin the 29th General Assembly Meeting. The General Assembly was established on the theme “Teacher Education Advancement and Reformation: The role of stakeholders and the teacher trainee”. The General Assembly took place at Dambai College of Education, Dambai, in the Oti Region. In attendance were delegates from the seven colleges in the volta sector – Dambai College of Education, Peki College of Education, St. Francis College of Education, Akatsi College of Education, St. Teresa’s College of Education and Jasikan College. In addition to the sector executive officers, past executives of the sector and associate members were also present.
In his address, Mr John-Newton Kumi, National Vice President for College of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), implored all teacher education stakeholders to play their roles to ensure the successful implementation of educational reforms. He also spoke on the need for Government to continue collaborating with affiliate universities and all other relevant stakeholders to achieve these reforms.
Mr. Robin Todd, the Executive Director of Transforming Teaching, Education & Learning (T-TEL), delivered the keynote address at the event. In his address, he encouraged teacher trainees to ensure that they continue to maintain high standards and practice when posted. He also advised that teacher trainees become advocates of change in society.
He noted that “just as tutors are influential role models to their student teachers, who imitate and model what they observe in the classroom, so too as teachers you are role models to your students. You will have a profound impact on their lives and their experience of education, setting them on the path to becoming avid lifelong learners.’’
The Vice-Principal of Dambai College of Education, Mr Frank Awuah, Volta/Oti Regional NASPA President Mr. Lawrence Nyalemegbe, Perpetual Wadjoly, TTAG Volta/Oti Sector Coordinator, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Dambai College of Education were also in attendance.
Story by Oliver Klenam Azorli for T-TEL