Education Minister inaugurates maiden Governing Council of Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC)

The Honourable Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, inaugurated the maiden Governing Council of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Prof. Mohammed Salifu

GTEC was created under the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (Act 1023) to guide the activities of all regulatory bodies under the Ministry of Education. In particular, the GTEC has emerged out of the merger of the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and the National Accreditation Board (NAB).

Some members of the Governing Council seated with the Minister for Education

Members of the Governing Council are:

  1. Prof. Kwame Boafo Arthur, University of Ghana and Chair of the Commission;
  2. Prof. Mohammed Salifu, Director General, GTEC;
  3. Prof. Opoku Amankwah, Director General, GES;
  4. Prof. Kofi Awusabo Asare, UCC;
  1. Prof. John Gyapong, Vice-Chancellors Ghana Rep;
  2. Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah, COTVET Boss;
  3. Mrs. Felicia Gyamfi Ashley, Ministry of Finance;
  4. Mr. B. K. Gyasi, Chief Director, Ministry of Education;
  5. Mrs. Stella Badu, Attorney General’s Office;

    10. Rev. Sis. Elizabeth Amoako Arhen, Government nominee;

The rest are:

    11. Prof. Bill Buenar Pupulampo representing Chartered Private Universities,

12. Director-General of the TVET.

In his remarks, the Honourable Minister recalled that Government took the view that a comprehensive, coherent, well-articulated, and holistic policy framework was required to enable our tertiary education system to respond effectively and sustainably to the needs of the learning society and knowledge-driven economy that we aspire. 

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister for Education

He further stated that “this was what set the roadmap to develop a holistic tertiary education policy to spell out clear guidelines for the ultimate structure, planning, development, regulation, operations and overall governance and accountability of the tertiary education system in one place, and one of the governance issues that emerged was to merge the NCTE and NAB into a single unit, the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission”.

The Minister was of the firm conviction that the Council will discharge its fiduciary duty and terms of reference with distinction. “On behalf of the President, I am grateful for your acceptance to undertake this very important national assignment”, he added.

Source: News Desk, Colleges of Education Weekly Journal

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