The Leadership of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) has set May first to fifth 2021 (1-5, 2021) to hold its 25th General Assembly(GA).
The event will be hosted by the Kibi Presbyterian College of Education in the Eastern region of Ghana.
A release containing information about the event and signed by the National President Dimbe Abdul Manan and the general secretary Felix Abaidoo said the G.A will be chaired by Principal for Kibi College of Education Rev. Charles Fosu Ayarkwa.
It also said the G. A will be on the theme “TEACHER EDUCATION ADVANCEMENT AND REFORMATION: THE ROLE OF THE STAKEHOLDERS AND THE TEACHER TRAINEE” with over 300 delegates expected to participate in the event.
Some dignitaries who will be gracing the general assembly include;
1. Executive Director of the Ghana Tertiary Education Council( GTEC) professor Mohammed Salifu
2. Deputy Director of the National Service Scheme(NSS) Gifty Oware Aboagye
3. Chief Executive Officer for the Students Loan Trust Fund (STLF) Nana Kwaku Agyei Yeboah
4. President for the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) Angel Carbonu among others.
Issues to be discussed are ; Teacher Education development in Ghana, Trainee allowance, Double Track System in Colleges of Education, among others.
ABOUT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
According to chapter 3, article 8 of the TTAG’s Constitution, the general assembly forms the second-highest decision-making body within the association. The General Assembly is organized to discuss, debate, and make recommendations on subjects about Teacher Education development, the Trainee’s welfare, Education improvement in Ghana, and how stakeholders can support teacher training in the country.
The membership is made up of;
a) The National Executive Officers
b) The College/SRC Presidents
of components inst, situations
c) The women prefects of the various colleges
d) The, presidents, coordinators, and secretaries
of the various sectors
e) The chairpersons of the
sector women ‘s commissions
f) The SRC Secretaries/Representatives of the
g) Sector Executive officer
Following the numerous struggles to get a United Front for teacher trainees. The association was officially, inaugurated colourfully on 3rd February, 1996 at the Presbyterian College of Education by Mrs. Elizabeth Addabor, the then director of Teacher Education Division of the Ghana Education Service. Mrs. Addabor is equally on record to have offered her unflinching support to the founding fathers of the association.
It is worthy of notice that before TTAG was inaugurated, teacher trainees in the three Northern Region had a union called Association of Teacher Training Colleges in the Northern Sector (ATTRICONS).
TTAG has its motto as ” a model for development” with the slogan’ ” TTAG – We mean well!”
Its logo is the resemblance of Nyansapo, a story of Knowledge as the Akan tradition signifies that teachers are intelligent folks.
The pentagonal shape of the logo also shows the five administrative sectors of the association, which comprises of
Colleges in Ashanti and Brong- Ahafo (ASHBA),
The three Northern Regions (ATTRICONS)
Volta Region (Volta),
Eastern and Greater Regions (EAGA),
Western and Central Region (WEC).
In 2001 at the 6th Annual Delegates‘ Congress at St. John Bosco College, Navrongo, congress then approved a written document as the association‘s constitution.