The transition of colleges of education into university status is progressively taking effect with the implementation of degree programmes. Very soon, students in level 200 persuing degree programmes will be the first batch to be awarded degree certificates.
As part of the transformations in the university colleges of education is the conformed report gathered by TTAG Weekly Journal (TWJ), which indicates that, in a close door meeting held between Principals of Colleges of Education Conference (PRINCOF) and Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) executives on Friday, 4th October 2019, the leadership of PRINCOF have proposed a new system of registration which will allow teacher trainees to register their course of study by themselves.
This system, already existing in the traditional universities will now be implemented in the colleges with the aim of erasing the old system of registration which demands that student queue at the ICT department just to get their respective courses of study registered
TWJ has learned that, the new system when implemented in the CoE fraternity will be able to register their course with a generated code given them by their school authorities only after school fees has been paid fully.
Speaking to Anthony Dadzie, the outgone TTAG president who was present at the meeting, he stated that ‘delay in payment of fees will mean that student will be delaying their own time for registration and this will not call for college authorities to be blamed if a student fail to register on time.
It is believed that this initiative by PRINCOF is aimed at getting all students to finish paying their fees on time to reduce the huge debt which normally roll over to subsequent semester. Both leaders agreed on a three weeks deadline which takes effect the beginning of every semester to allow trainees pay their fees in full before registering for the examination.