Officials at the Ministry of Education meet Management of the Colleges of Education Weekly Journal (CoEWJ)

The Deputy Minister for Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour on Monday, July 19, 2021 met with the Management Team of the Colleges of Education Weekly Journal at the Ministry of Education in what is described as an introductory meeting between the two parties. The meeting was to introduce the Minister and the Deputy Minister for Education to the news journal and its online portal.

In attendance were Mr. Larry K. Agbador – Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Clement Kantam Kolamong – Managing Editor, Ms. Hannah Tinyep Mobya – Management Member, Mr. Desmond Kitsi – Management Member.

Mr. Agbador gave a brief presentation about the news journal and its core mandate. He further described the role the journal has played in the teacher education sector since its inception and some achievements it has chalked with its work in Colleges of Education.

Mr. Agbador reiterated that the news Journal is a not-for-profit organisation and hence its operations are non-pecuniary, he, therefore, prayed for support from the Ministry to enable the journal to keep afloat in executing its mandate.

Mr. Kolamong enumerated the plethora of advocacies the journal had embarked on in contributing to the growth and improvement in the transitioning process of the Colleges. According to him, the migration of the Colleges to the higher tertiary level had come with its associated challenges and as the only official mouthpiece within the milieu of the Colleges of Education, the journal embarked on non-pecuniary advocacy aimed at bringing to the fore the challenges of the transitional process. He indicated that the advocacy role played by the Journal had chalked some successes. He emphasized the symbiotic relationship between the Journal and the various stakeholder, especially the regulatory authorities, and wished that such relationships should continue for the mutual benefit of all parties.

The Deputy Minister applauded the news journal for its excellent work over the past three years. He was enthused about the advocacy role the journal is playing for the Colleges and the Ministry and its agencies.

He indicated that as the only official mouthpiece for the Colleges of Education, it is imperative for the Ministry to partner with the Journal as stakeholders in the ongoing reforms in the education sector.

Ms. Mobya expressed gratitude to the Deputy Minister for meeting the journal’s Management team and exploring ways of formalizing its relations.

The Deputy Minister led the team to pay a courtesy call on the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum where a presentation of a portrait of his profile was made to him.

The Colleges of Education Weekly Journal and its Management is grateful to the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum (MP), the Deputy Minister of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour (MP) and Staff at the Office of the Minister for making this introductory visit a memorable one.

Source: News Desk, Colleges of Education Weekly Journal

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