One of the dismissed Level 100 students in Assin South in the Central Region has reportedly committed suicide by drinking poison.
The student was part of the first batch of Level 100 trainees admitted for the 2018/2019 academic year pursuing a four year Bachelor of Education Program.
Four hundred and sixty (460) first-year teacher trainees in the 46 colleges of Education in the country moving on to their second year were rusticated over poor academic performance.
The situation has left many depressed with one ending her life. Another in an interview with a local based radio station narrated how she also contemplated and even attempted suicide.
“With my problem, I was shocked and even tried to murder myself. It was a certain girl who saw everything and shouted for help before people rushed to my rescue. It is not easy! There are other students who are going through hell. A certain girl says her poor father is saying he can’t take care of her again because he has spent over Ghc4000 for admission. Some people are not able to go home because of societal stigma. As I am talking to you, some people are chocking somewhere they are unable to go home”
The B.Ed programme is the cumulative work undertaken by Ghanaian educators under the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL), a six-year (2014-2020) government of Ghana programme, funded by UKAID, and is intended to transform the delivery of pre-service teacher education.
According to the new policy, basic school teachers must study and attain a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree aligned to the NTECF to be delivered by the 46 Public Colleges of Education in Ghana through their affiliate public universities.
Source: Report Ghana