The Education ministry has finally vindicated EducationGhana.net on our earlier publication which points out the fact that the University of Cape Coast may oppose calls from the Ghana Education Service and the Education ministry due to its autonomy.
The Ministry of Education has backed a policy of University of Cape Coast (UCC) to withdraw students after they fail in one attempt to pass their exams.
According to the deputy Education Minister,the Ministry does not control the affairs of the Universities.
A policy by the UCC – which oversees the academic affairs of the colleges -, gives students one chance to re-sit examinations of courses they fail in. The policy also demands that students who fail after the one attempt be repeated – if they so desires or be withdrawn.
According to the Deputy Minister of Education, the students have always known about the policy. He added that the policy, approved by the National Council for Tertiary Education, will help improve the standards of future teachers.
The Council is however unhappy with the confusion and rioting in some Colleges of Education especially in the Ashanti Region.
It has summoned Principals from the various Colleges of Education and their Student Representative Councils to an emergency meeting in Accra tomorrow over the issue.