The University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Ghanaian not-for-profit organisation, Transforming Teaching, Education & Learning (T-TEL) to effectively implement the reforms in teacher education, including the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) curriculum in UEW’s affiliated Colleges of Education and the pre-tertiary education curriculum reform.
The key goal of the MoU is to enter into an agreed understanding between both parties to improve the quality of teacher education in Ghana. It is also to define ways of working and facilitate effective collaboration between the two parties to ensure the successful implementation of the Transforming Senior High School Education, Teaching and Learning project.
The signing of the agreement took place on Monday, May 10, 2021, at the Council Chamber, North Campus, UEW.
The Vice-Chancellor, UEW, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, noted the great working relationship UEW already had with T-TEL and hoped that the signing of the new MoU would propel the two parties to working side-by-side to break even greater grounds in the implementation of reforms in the educational sector.
The Registrar, UEW, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq., on his part, urged T-TEL to endeavour to meet their responsibility in good time to ensure that all activities align with the tight academic calendar. He assured T-TEL that UEW would also give a proper account of whatever finances the University receives for the implementation of the programme.
The Executive Director, T-TEL, Mr. Robin Edward Todd, indicated that T-TEL, whilst contractually committed to Mastercard Foundation for the project delivery, recognises that UEW has the responsibility to implement related activities in alignment with the teacher education reform agenda. This includes the B.Ed. in Initial Teacher Education in the institution itself and its affiliated Colleges of Education as well as pre-secondary educational curriculum reforms.
He added that “the role of T-TEL is to provide support as required and requested to UEW to ensure the continued success of Ghana’s educational reforms”.
The Director, Institute for Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development (ITECPD), Prof. Dandy George Dampson, thanked the Management of UEW for signing the MoU to facilitate activities and to bring T-TEL to the UEW campus. “In the past, we sent everything to Accra. Now, however, T-TEL is part of us here on campus. This will enable us to also work closely with them as well as see to the effective implementation of activities by putting all the pragmatic and plausible actions in place.”