The Principal of Jackson College of Education, Mrs. Theodosia Jackson has expressed grave concern about the frequent policy changes of the nation’s educational system.
According to her, the development had succeeded in putting many young people at a disadvantage position with varying social consequences on the country’s human resource development.
Speaking at a press briefing on the achievement of Jackson College of Education, the Teacher Education Department of Jackson Educational Complex in Kumasi, the renowned educationist, who criticized intermittent changes of education policy in the country, charged Government to stop toying with education.
She was particularly incensed about the games being played with the accessibility, quality and duration of the Senior High School education.
Mrs. Jackson also called on Government to set up an independent education commission to formulate policies and programmes that would inure to the benefit of all citizens, in order to do away with one ladened with parochial political interest.
On Jackson College of Education, the Principal said the college had brought smiles on the faces of Ghanaians who could not gain access to public tertiary institutions.
She stated that the college, which is affiliated to the University of Education, Winneba, offered an opportunity for the untrained teachers in the Ghana Education Service (GES) to be retained after acquiring higher education by the Distance Learning programme.
“It also offers an opportunity for those who want to upgrade themselves in their establishments for promotion,” Mrs. Jackson noted, and added that they had learning centres in all the ten regions of the country.
She urged Ghanaians to take advantage of the distance learning programme to enroll, indicating that teaching was a stepping stone to all other professions.
Director of the college, Prof. Ebenezer Asafua Jackson, said the college was set up in 2009 after he and his wife retired from active service to enable people to improve upon their knowledge, with untrained teachers popularly known as pupil teachers to become professionals.
According to him, the college used teachers of the regular Colleges of Education to teach students and had been accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB).