Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) and The Conference of Principals (PRINCOF) , met with the authorities of the University of Cape Coast Concerning the dismissal of Students in the Colleges of Education due to alleged failure of single papers by Students.
In an interview with Sampson Tagbor,who happens to be the President of TTAG,he lamented on the unfortunate situation and explained into details the main cause of the dismissal.
According to him,there is more to the dismissal.
Introduction on New Programmes
He explained that the level 200 students are currently running new programmes which are quite different from the previous programme and this has also in one way or the other affected their performance.
UnlIke the level 100 students who have just been admitted and have no problem with any course of study.
Causes of dismissal with reference to new Programme
According to the new program,if a student should have referrals in one or more papers,and fails in the resit papers again,he or she will not be permitted to continue the course ,leading to his or her dismissal from the College.
Reasons for Dismissal
The reason for the dismissal of students is barely due to the fact that the Student either failed the suppose resit paper again as enshrined in the regulations backing the New Course of Study.
Fate of Level 300 Students
Level 300 Students who are currently on their out segment of the course will be permitted to take the resit again for the second time if and only if he/she fails in not more than three(3) resit papers.
Those who fail in more than 3 resit papers will be made to withdraw and join their juniors .that is the level 200 students to further their course.
This decision was taken during the meeting with the authorities of the University of Cape Coast with an undertaken being signed by the PRINCOF Representative at the meeting.
The University Authorities also stressed,that they cannot be pardoning students for long ,and thereby advised students to take their lessons very seriously to prevent such unfortunate incidence in the future.