Non-PhD Holder Won’t Qualify To Lecture In Universities – Education Minister

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has declared that from now, just PhD holders will be permitted to lecture in tertiary institutions.

“Presently, in the event that you don’t hold a PhD, you won’t have the capacity to instruct in a college, yet the majority of the teachers in our schools of training don’t hold PhD so we are giving them an opportunity to enhance their insight, through a British government support,” he included.

Talking at the meet-the-press conference in Accra on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 he clarified further that a definitive objective of the activity was to guarantee that the colleges built up the limits of educators in the colleges of education.

The Daily Graphic reports that he said he was confident that if the speakers of the schools of training were a part of the college, the college would assist those teachers with getting onto the PhD programs.

Enhancing instructors’ ability

Dr Prempeh clarified that each limit enhancement was to enhance the learning results to assist the Ghanaian schoolchild.

Citing an example, He referred that in Finland it was PhD holders who taught at the Kindergarten level, while in Ghana it was diploma holders, portraying it as unsuitable.

Dr Prempeh clarified that it was a consequence of it that the legislature had chosen that all educator students would be degree holders.

He clarified that despite the fact that delivering graduates would have a suggestion on the administration’s financial plan, “government is more keen on the learning results and not the financial plan.”


Dr Prempeh implied that the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), the Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL) and the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) would be converged to shape a solitary college.

He said every one of the three would be a school that would grant its own degrees, clarifying that the thought was mooted by the past government and that it was nothing new.

Dr Prempeh clarified that every one of the three needed to remain as an independent college, however that was not adequate, disclosing that it was to guarantee that assets were amplified.

National service for trainees

He said after starting dissents from the educator students against the order that they were to experience national administration under the National Service Scheme (NSS), so far 16,000 of them had enlisted with the secretariat to do the administration.

“I met with the alliance of recently prepared instructors and the Teacher Trainee Association of Ghana and they ran and met with the GES lastly marked a reminder of comprehension (MoU) to do the national administration,” he clarified.

He clarified that the learners and the service achieved a consent to acknowledge posting from the NSS.

Professional bodies

Supporting the licensure examination, Dr Prempeh identified different callings, for example, the legal counselors, medical caretakers and specialists which had their own administrative bodies that chosen what made somebody a part, focusing on that “as long as you need to be an expert educator, you must be surveyed by the administrative body, which is the National Teaching Council (NTC)”.


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