The leadership of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) has called on the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and other stakeholders, to allow students who could not access all platforms being suggested, be brought back to campus and to observe all social distancing protocols so that they can be taught by selected tutors.
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In a statement released by the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) on April 14, 2020, suggested to the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) that with the issue regarding how to get all students involved equally, learning experiences should be created to cater for all spectrum of students.
Earlier Meeting On The Virtual Learning Platform
The trainees, in an earlier meeting with the leadership of the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) on April 8, 2020 discussed the virtual learning platform to be rolled out in the Colleges of Education amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic that led to the closure of all educational institutions in Ghana to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The virtual meeting which also involved the leadership of the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) discussed among other things,including the challenges associated with the closure of schools, the virtual learning platform as well as microsite update, which is an online learning platform which shall allow the students to access online materials faster and easier.
The trainees requested that perhaps, a dedicated Television Channel should be dedicated to the teaching and learning experiences in the Colleges of Education.
In addition, the leadership suggested, that WhatsApp, Google Classroom and other virtual platforms can be used to access Education Information.
With the High Cost of data bundles, the TTAG suggested, that the NCTE and other stakeholders should meet with the telecommunication networks to subsidize the cost of data, or zero-rate it for educational materials to be easily accessible.
The trainees’ leadership also suggested that all materials meant for their lessons should be downloadable to cut cost.