First and second year College of Education tutees who have not returned to school as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, have been urged to take keen interest in the virtual lessons being organised by their colleges.
The Principal of Enchi College of Education, Mr Phillip Ntaah who gave the advised, said students should endeavor to join the lectures on time and report challenges encountered to their tutors for redress.
Mr Ntaah said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said so far, the Enchi College of Education had recorded 90 percent of students’ participation in the virtual lessons.
He said “students of the Enchi College of Education who find it difficult to access lessons at the time when it is being delivered because they don’t have smart mobile phones or due to poor internet connectivity, would receive assistance from the government through Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-Tel) and National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE)”.
He said management with support from the Student Representative Council (SRC) have identified such students and they would be given the needed assistance through the initiation of a policy.
“We have been informed that fifty smart mobile phones are going to be given to these students at a cheaper price to enable them pay by installments,” the Principal stated.
Mr Ntaah further said “SD cards have also been procured, so tutors have been made to upload their tutorials and very soon the materials will be ready and students can go for it at the nearest College of Education.”
The Principal mentioned that all these measures were being implemented by the various Colleges of Education and if students adhered to them, they would complete their studies even though COVID-19 was still in the country.