The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) as part of an effort to improve the training of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education has presented GH¢154,000 to some 7 science-based Colleges of Education.
Mr Thomas Musah, the General Secretary of GNAT at the donation event disclosed each College has received a sum of GHS22,000.00 to enable them to take care of infrastructure/science equipment, laboratories, and other needs.
He said Section 4 of the Colleges of Education Act, 2012, requires the Colleges of Education to among others, set up well-equipped resource centres where staff, students, and serving teachers will be assisted to acquire skills.
This the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) member said will promote effective classroom teaching and develop close relationships with professional teacher organizations for professional development.
“It is also worthy to note, that Article 3(1g) of the 2018 amended Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) Constitution enjoins the Association to assist the Colleges of Education,” Mr Thomas Musah stated.
“It is within this framework of friendship, commitment to the cause of Education in the Colleges of Education and demonstration of our welfare that GNAT is going to the listed Science-based Colleges with that amount of cash.”
The beneficiary Education Colleges are :
St. John Bosco’s – Navrongo, Upper East Region
Kibi – Kibi, Eastern Region
Bagabaga – Tamale, Northern Region
Wesley – Kumasi, Ashanti Region
St. Francis – Hohoe, Volta Region
Nusrat Jahan Ahmadiyya – Wa, Upper West Region
OLA – Cape Coast, Central Region.