Reasons behind the reinstatement of the quota system in colleges of education

The decision to reinstate the admission quota system at the Colleges of Education in Ghana has been justified by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), who claim that it is due to a lack of facilities.

The quota system for the 46 authorized public colleges of education was reinstituted for the 2022–2023 academic year, according to a letter dated December 16, 2022.

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A total of 12,002 potential teacher trainees are anticipated to be accepted into the Colleges of Education for the 2022–2023 academic year, according to the GTEC.

Professor Mohammed Salifu, the Director General of the GTEC, claims that the four-year system’s operation has resulted in a shortage of physical space at the various Colleges of Education, which is why there are plans to reduce enrollment and reinstate the quota system.

“We had a physical infrastructure expansion program planned, but it hasn’t kept up with the cohort’s advancement. Therefore, physical space is still somewhat constrained as it stands. You would be aware that we are working on hostel projects at all the different colleges. We need to manage the space we have while that’s going on. The decision was based on that, according to the GTEC Director General.

The government’s decision to reinstate the admission quota system, according to Dr. Clement Apaak, the Member of Parliament for Builsa South, was a sign that it was unable to provide feeding grants or teacher trainee stipend to everyone who is eligible to study as a teacher.

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That was not the case, according to Dr. Apaak, who wrote in a tweet, “A quota system to regulate the number of students Colleges of Education can admit for the 2022–23 academic year?”

The letter and allocation list indicate that the government is unable to provide feeding grants or teacher trainee allowances to all eligible individuals, according to a tweet from a member of the Parliamentary Education Committee.

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