Ghana Education News | August 2021 | GNAT supports colleges of education with funds to procure relevant science equipment for the training of students in teacher training colleges.
In its quest to assist Colleges of Education with deficits in science equipment, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has provided seven (7) colleges with GH¢154,000 for procuring science equipment for training teachers.
Each of the schools received a total of GH¢22,000 from GNAT as part of efforts by GNAT to build a cordial relationship with the various colleges of education. The donation is expected to help the beneficiary colleges of education to take care of such deficits in infrastructure/science equipment, laboratories, and other needs.
“We hope the money will be used for its intended purpose,” he emphasized, adding that the gesture was to augment and complement whatever assistance those institutions had received and continue to receive from the government and other stakeholders in the country’s educational enterprise,” he added.
“It is also worthy to note that Article 3 (1g) of the 2018 amended GNAT Constitution enjoins the association to assist the colleges of education,” he said.
President of GNAT, Ms. Phillipa Larsen, disclosed that GNAT was committed to supporting the colleges and this had been in their plans for some time now as the association’s corporate social responsibility.
“We know that you trained us, and for that matter, you train our members for us. Without the necessary requirements, equipment, and gadgets, you will not be able to offer the best training you would want to,” she said.
Colleges of Education that benefited from the GNAT gesture are
St John Bosco’s College of Education in Navrongo in the Upper East Region.
The Presbyterian College of Education, Kibi, Eastern Region
The Bagabaga College of Education, Northern Region
The Wesley College of Education, Kumasi
The St Francis College of Education, Hohoe, Volta Region
The Nusrat Jahan Ahmadiyya College of Education, Wa, Upper West Region
OLA College of Education, Central Region.
Source: Ghana Education News | Ghanaeducation.org