The 46 public Colleges of Education in the country in the next academic year which starts January 2021 will adopt the green and gold track (double-track) currently used in some Senior High Schools to contain enrolment.
The Executive Director of the Education-focused civil society organization, Africa Education Watch, Mr Kofi Asare not long ago hinted the government will soon introduce the double-track in Colleges of Education.
Mr Asare in a social media post sighted by Georgeweb.org said the double track (DT) in CoE’s is to ensure the third batch of students can be admitted as the virtual learning is poor amid bad internet connection and also Level 200 College of Education (CoE) students are in school now to complete the 2nd Semester because Virtual Learning was not efficient.
He added that “DT seems to be the only option which will permit CoEs to admit Level 100 students this year, even if admission rates are maintained. NOTE: This DT is arising out of poor management, planning and financing and not because of increased admission. Even if admission rates are maintained, we will still do double track”
“Also, the DT will come at the expense of quality. Under the Bed Basic Education Degree Programme, students undertake one day of supervised, mentored Practical Work in a school close to the CoE every week. This obviously cannot happen anymore if students are to learn remotely”.
Meanwhile, the Colleges on December 3, 2020, in the second batch of admission letters sent to successful applicants indicated the reopening date for new students is January 11, 2021.
The letter stated that “New Students and level 200 students will resume on 12th January 2021 it added that “Level 200 students will have six weeks of academic activities”.
It, however, indicated that the Colleges of Education (CoE) in due course will communicate the reopening date of level 300 students.