By: Shalom Lumor| MyKuulFMonline
The Peki College of Education in (GOVCO) the south Dayi district of the Volta last Saturday held its 10th Congregation to award Certificates to trainees who successfully completed the 3-year in Basic Education programme.
Also the Phases 5 and 6 of the Untrained Teachers’ Diploma in Basic Education (UTDBE) trainees graduated at the ceremony.
In all1,316 students who have successfully completed the three and 4 year diploma programmess in General Studies, Science and Mathematics for the regular and UTDB students respectively were conferred honours in their respective classes of First, Second, Third and Pass.
For the 2016 Regular graduating students there were 292 students made up of 5 first class, 89 second upper, 136 second lower, 55 third class, and 7 passes, UTDB Phase 5 had 797 students graduating with 2 first class, 67 second class upper, 208 second class lower, 315 Third Class and 205 passes whiles the UTDB Phase 6 had 227 graduating students with one 1st class, 17 Second class upper, 70 second class lower, 87 third class and 52 passes.
Licensure Induction process in September
Addressing the congregation, the Acting Executive Secretary for the National Teaching Council (NTC), Mrs. Evenly Owusu Oduro commended the school for its accomplishments in training the students including the UTDB participants and also called on the graduands to be self- disciplined as teachers
Mrs. Evelyn OwusuOduro has announce that, the graduating students would be the first batch of teachers to register for the Licentiate exams initiated by the council.
She said the graduands will begin an induction process for a year, then they will have to sit for a professional exams to be licensed as teachers.
“We are starting with these cohost of students, but they will begin an induction process, we will first give them provisional licensed to teach, but they will have to undergo one full year induction, and will receive the license after they have pass your exams. She added
“Every teacher is going to be licensed and it’s starting this September. All serving teachers will also have to register for the license” She reiterated
The Principal of Peki College of Education, Mr. John N. M Baako, while commending the government for ongoing GETFUNDs projects in the school, also pleaded for a speed up in building the infrastructure for the school.
“We are anxious for the early completion of the school’s auditorium and the female hostel”
He has however lamented on the poor road network of the school, he said the school has suffered from this challenge for years and he is therefore calling on government to treat the problem as an urgent need of the school.
“We are making an urgent appeal to the government for immediate intervention to mitigate our plight”. He added
Some of the students who distinguish themselves academically were presented with different awards.
Peki College of education was originally founded and established as Government Training College in the old Christian town of PekiAvetile on the 12th of February, 1954.
The college in its current state as a growing tertiary institution is in the provision of the General 3- Year Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) program under the mentorship of the University Of Cape Coast’s Institute of Education.